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DDoS attacks: a perfect smoke screen for APTs and silent data breaches

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2015
DDoS attacks: a perfect smoke screen for APTs and silent data breaches

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At the beginning of the year, Forbes mentioned a trend of growing all over the world. During this year, many security companies have announced a significant increase of DDoS attacks, highlighting growth of their diversity, complexity and quantity. The main resources, usually targeted by the attackers, are web applications or websites.

A recent Verizon report says there were 34 percent more DDoS attacks in the first half of 2015 than in the first half of 2014, while average DDoS attack size increased 52 percent. SC Magazine has recently covered a relatively new trend of DDoS attacks. The main victims of DDoS blackmail are banks and financial institutions that own business-critical banking and trading web platforms, downtime of which is very expensive for the victims.

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