The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a “private industry notification” last week that attackers are increasingly using amplification techniques in distributed denial-of-service attacks. There has been an uptick in attack attempts since February, the agency’s Cyber Division said in the alert.
Attackers launched a massive distributed denial-of-service against a specific website hosted by a hosting provider in early June. Not only was the 1.44 terabit-per-second DDoS attack the largest Akamai has seen to date, it was also one of the most complex to resolve.
Internet usage in 2020 is shaping up to be very different from how it was at the end of 2019. New DNS research from Farsight Security shows where people have been spending their time online and uncovered previously unknown distributed denial of service attacks.
The Justice Department and FBI targeted 15 sites that offer DDoS-for-hire services and charged three men with running some of the sites.