DDoS attacks more complex, targeted and angry, Arbor Networks finds


DDoS attacks appear to be morphing from volumetric battering rams into sophisticated, highly targeted and extremely angry political point-scoring systems, a detailed survey of large enterprises and data centre managers has found.

Ask any enterprise-level manager for their experience of DDoS attacks and the results are likely to be interesting but the opinions of Arbor Networks’ 193 customers used to compile its 8th Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report count more than most.

The respondents were all drawn from the very people who are now in the crosshairs of globalised, state-of-the-art DDoS; very large data centre operators, the ISPs that provide the pipes to those centres, and the big multinationals that consume such services.