Security experts warn of mounting DDoS threats

03/5/2014 | Reuters

Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are nearing record levels and represent one of the primary cyberthreats facing U.S. enterprises, researchers say. Two studies indicate DDoS attacks are responsible for nearly one-fifth of all data-center failures in the U.S., with reported incident levels up 32% since 2012. In February, researchers logged what they say may be the largest DDoS attack to date -- a 400Gbps intrusion that was 30% bigger than anything seen in 2013.

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