Targeted attacks to add to ISP woes
As if brute-force DDoS assaults weren’t enough
Hacking attacks are growing more sophisticated and more prevalent, with hard-pressed ISPs facing a wider range of threats.
The large-brute force denial of service attacks of yesteryear have been joined by service-level and application-targeted attacks, DNS poisoning and route hijacking assaults that are more difficult to deal with, according to a study by security tools vendor Arbor Networks. Assaults of this type can cause significant disruption even if their traffic volumes – less than 100mbps – remain modest.
These next-generation attacks are harder to defend against than old-fashioned flood-based attacks because it’s necessary to drill down deeper into packets to detect malign traffic.
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