DDoS attacks have doubled in a year, says Akamai

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, according to cloud service provider Akamai, with more than double the number reported from this time a year ago.Not only that, but the methods are changing to ensure DDoS attacks are longer-lasting, and inflict more damage, reports ZDNet. While last year DDoS attacks were characterized by high bandwidth but short duration, so far in 2015 attacks have used less bandwidth, but been of a far longer duration. An Akamai spokesperson told SC Magazine, “An HTTP flood will not consume a lot of bandwidth, but it will generate a lot of HTTP requests.” This still overwhelms the site, but makes it harder to see a malicious attack coming.

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