What used to be a gradual buildup of botnet traffic in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has morphed into a series of pulses that spray at different targets like a water cannon, security experts have learned.
An Instant Crescendo of Malicious TrafficCompanies have tried to mitigate the effects of the attacks by shifting traffic from an on-premises environment to a cloud-based failover area, according to Naked Security. But the near instant crescendo of traffic during these attacks means that those traditional defenses may not work anymore. It also shows how many networks are vulnerable to malicious traffic.
The pulse wave attacks suggest that cybercriminals are being far more strategic and sophisticated in how they carry out their efforts, Tom’s Hardware reported. For instance, the ability to divert malicious traffic from one spot to another could fool an organization into thinking a DDoS assault is over when, in reality, another wave is on its way.