Increasing Role of the Internet Threatened by DDoS Attacks

Last week, a French hosting company experienced the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. The attack was conducted by a botnet composed of at least 150,000 Internet of Things devices and it reached over 1Tbps. In fact, the company was hit by multiple attacks of over 100Gbps and of gradually increasing magnitude until reaching over 1Tbps. This type of attack is not a new thing, but the re-occurrence of this level of attack on key Internet infrastructure is leading industry analysts to raise the question ‘is some one learning how to take down the Internet?’ DDoS attacks are commonplace and the energy and utilities industry has certainly been targeted. A recent survey by analyst firm, Tripwire, of energy, utilities and gas industry IT staff showed that eighty-two percent of the survey respondents said the number of successful attacks against their organizations had increased in the last 12 months. About 53 percent said the rate of cyber attacks, or attacks that were attempted, but failed, increased between 50 percent and 100 percent during the same period. At the same time, nearly seven in 10 of the respondents also expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of their organization
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