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DDoS attacks are more than disruptions to service

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Dec 3, 2015.

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    Distributed denial-of-service attacks have increased in complexity so that they are no longer just an annoyance causing a disruption in service. Criminals are using these attacks as a distraction while targeting sensitive data, leaving enterprises to pay for lost business and breach recovery.

    Any conversation that involved breaches this year included the statement, “It’s not if but when.” The expectation has become, as IDC’s Christina Richmond, program director, security services, said, “Breach is a foregone conclusion.”

    For many companies, the attacks are frequent and more advanced. Richmond said, "Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are no longer an isolated event. Sophisticated attacks hit companies of all sizes, in all industries.”

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