Report: Hackers go big with DDoS but are quick to shift targets

07/31/2013 | CSO

Enterprises continue to be plagued by distributed denial-of-service attacks that disrupt their online operations, but data from Arbor Networks show that while the scope of such attacks continues to broaden -- with more exceeding 20 Gbps -- hackers are spending less time on individual targets. "When a website goes down, it takes time to bring it back up," said Marc Gaffan, founder of Incapsula. "There's no point continuing to fire at that target when it's down. You want to conserve your ammunition and fly under the radar, because the more you fire, the greater the chances of someone identifying you as the source of the fire."

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