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3 July, 2020

Nexusguard Research: DDoS Attacks Increase 542% amid Pandemic

In the first quarter of the year, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1 2019 and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, according to Nexusguard’s Q1 2020 Threat Report. Researchers attribute the sharp rise in incidents to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 ...
2 July, 2020

Nexusguard: Whopping 542% Surge in DDoS Attacks in Q1

DDoS is also a problem for service providers. The number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks skyrocketed more than 540% in the first quarter compared to the last quarter of 2019. That’s according to Nexusguard’s Q1 2020 Threat Report. The report measured thousands of ...
1 July, 2020

DDoS attacks jump over 540 percent during lockdown

In the first quarter of this year, DDoS attacks rose more than 278 percent compared to Q1 2019 and more than 542 percent compared to the previous quarter. This is among the findings of the Nexusguard Q1 2020 Threat Report. Researchers attribute the sharp rise in incidents to ...
1 July, 2020

DDoS Attacks Increase Almost 300% in Just One Year, Study Shows

DDoS attacks are on the rise at a time of the year that’s usually a lot less uneventful, according to a report from Nexusguard that reveals a 278% increase in DDoS attacks compared to Q1 2019.   Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are just another threat that ...
30 June, 2020

DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020

The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs.   In the first quarter of 2020, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks jumped more than 542% compared with the last quarter of 2019 and more than ...
7 January, 2020

DNS amplification attacks rise 4 800% year-on-year

DNS amplification attacks are soaring in number, growing 4 788% from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019. This was one of the findings of Nexusguard's Q3 2019 Threat Report, which revealed that domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC) remain the main driver of growth behind these attacks. ...
19 December, 2019

DNS attacks saw huge rise in 2019

DNS amplification attacks have grown 4,788 per cent in the third quarter of 2018.   A new Nexusguard Threat Report claims that Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) are still the main growth drivers for the attacks, but adds that there has been a “sharp rise” in TCP ...
17 December, 2019

Mobile Devices Account for 41% of DDoS Attack Traffic

DNS amplification attacks continue to dominate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, while mobile devices make up a larger share of traffic. The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose 86% in the third quarter compared to a year ago, with ...
17 December, 2019

DNS amplification attacks continue to grow

DNS amplification attacks have grown by over 4,000 percent over the last year according to Nexusguard's latest threat report. DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) remains the main source of growth in DNS amplification attacks in the quarter, but Nexusguard analysts ...
16 December, 2019

21st Century, Nexusguard to provide cyber resilience against attacks

21st Century Technologies Limited has partnered with Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider to unveil DDoS scrubbing center in Nigeria.   The chairman, 21st Century Technologies, Wale Ajisebutu at the unveiling of the solution to banks and enterprises in Lagos, ...
12 December, 2019

Stakeholders fret over rising DDoS as losses hit over $500b

Cyber Security experts have called for more third-party awareness and trainings to mitigate the rising menace of cyberattacks, adding that third parties in a network system are usually overlooked and that has posed an entry point for new attacks. According to them, Nigeria is ...
26 September, 2019

Edu.za being used to send insane amounts of DDoS attack traffic

Domain Name System (DNS) servers on the edu.za domain are being exploited to launch massive distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), according to a new report from Nexus Guard. Nexus Guard’s second-quarter Threat Report for 2019 stated that DNS amplification attacks have ...
23 September, 2019

DDoS attacks can wipe South African ISPs off the Internet

Fibre Internet service provider Cool Ideas has been beleaguered by distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over the past few weeks. This has severely degraded performance on its network, even causing an hours-long outage. This issue is not unique to Cool Ideas. Atomic ...
18 September, 2019

1,000 Percent Increase in DNS Amplification Attacks Since Last Year, Says Nexusguard

The second quarter of 2019 saw a major swelling of DNS amplification attacks reaching a whopping 1,000 percent spike. The report titled “Nexusguard’s Q2 2019 Threat Report” points out that increasing adoption of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) highlights the ...
18 September, 2019

Researchers said a new defense system is fueling a wave of DNS amplification attacks

Researchers from cybersecurity firm Nexusguard said they saw a 1000% increase in DNS amplification attacks in the last three months. In their "Q2 2019 Threat Report", Nexusguard analysts Tony Miu, Ricky Yeung and Dominic Li attributed the huge spike in attacks to the widespread ...
18 September, 2019

DNS amplification attacks increase 1,000 percent

The second quarter of 2019 saw DNS amplification DDoS attacks up more than 1,000 percent over the same period last year according to the latest threat report from Nexusguard. Nexusguard researchers attribute Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) with fueling the new ...
18 September, 2019

DNSSEC Can Encourage DDoS

Nexusguard found that DNS Amplification contributed to the largest share, compared to other methods, of attack activities in Q2 2019. It showed up in 65.95% of the attacks. A DNS Amplification attack means that UDP packets with spoofed target IP addresses are maliciously sent to ...
18 September, 2019

1,000 percent increase in DNS amplification attacks since 2018

The second quarter of 2019 saw a major swelling of DNS amplification attacks reaching a whopping 1,000 percent spike.   The report titled “Nexusguard’s Q2 2019 Threat Report” points out that increasing adoption of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) highlights the ...
8 July, 2019

China is the world’s largest source of DDOS attacks, but its share is falling

Last month, the CEO of encrypted messaging service Telegram said that a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the platform was coming from devices in China. The country was revealed to to be the biggest source of DDOS attacks globally in a recent report by security ...
27 June, 2019

Nexusguard: ‘Booter’ DDoS Attacks on the Rise Again

Distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks for hire jumped at the beginning of this year despite an crackdown by the FBI. That’s according to Nexusguard’s Q1 2019 Threat Report. Booter-originated DDoS attacks more than doubled compared to fourth-quarter 2018. Booters are ...
27 June, 2019

Nexusguard: DDoS-for-hire websites make a comeback despite FBI crackdown

DDoS attacks “for hire” made a comeback at the beginning of the year, with booter-originated attacks rebounding to more than double their amounts in Q4 2018, according to Nexusguard’s “Q1 2019 Threat Report.”   Despite the earlier FBI crackdown, the DNS amplification types of ...
25 June, 2019

DDoS-for-Hire Services Doubled in Q1

Impact of FBI's takedown of 15 'booter' domains last December appears to have been temporary. New data published this week demonstrates the troubling resilience of cybercriminals against mounting domestic and international efforts to stop them. Nexusguard analyzed data gathered ...
25 June, 2019

DDoS for hire attacks on the rise

DDoS attacks as a service have kicked off the year stronger than ever.   DDoS attacks as a service have kicked off 2019 stronger than ever, according to a new report by Nexusguard, claiming the booter-originated attacks more than doubled their amounts compared to the fourth ...
25 June, 2019

DDoS-for-hire websites make a comeback despite FBI crackdown: Nexusguard report

DDoS attacks “for hire” made a comeback in the beginning of the year, with booter-originated attacks rebounding to more than double their amounts in Q4 2018, according to Nexusguard’s “Q1 2019 Threat Report.”   Despite the earlier FBI crackdown, the DNS amplification types of ...
24 June, 2019

Nexusguard Providing Expert Cybersecurity Insight at ITW 2019

In this latest JSA TV episode, our very own Jaymie Scotto Cutaia had the pleasure of interviewing Xenophon Giannis, Vice President, Sales at Nexusguard in preparation for ITW 2019. During this video, Xen provides a great overview and further insight to Nexusguard, a premier DDoS ...
6 May, 2019

Vietnam ranks first in Southeast Asia for DDoS attack sources

The Hanoitimes - Nexusguard Limited’s report for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed Vietnam’s significant position in the global DDoS attack picture. Vietnam ranks fourth in the world and first in Southeast Asia for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack sources, reports at ...
28 March, 2019

Nexusguard: Largest DDoS-for-hire websites cause of 11% of attacks worldwide

After the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shut down 15 15 largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) for hire vendors or booters, the attacks have decreased by 11 percent, according to Nexusguard’s “Q4 2018 Threat Report.” The report also noted that along with the ...
20 March, 2019

DDoS Attack Size Drops 85% in Q4 2018

The sharp decline follows an FBI takedown of so-called "booter," or DDoS-for-hire, websites in December 2018. The average distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack size shrunk 85% in the fourth quarter of 2018 following an FBI takedown of "booter," or DDoS-for-hire, websites, ...
19 March, 2019

ThreatList: DDoS Attack Sizes Drop 85 Percent Post FBI Crackdown

The FBI’s crackdown on 15 DDoS-for-hire sites appears to have had an impact on DDoS attacks, the average size for which dropped 85 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, a new report found. The average size of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks decreased significantly, ...
31 January, 2019

New DDoS attack technique puts CSPs at risk

Nexusguard found a new DDoS attack technique that targeted CSPs in which attackers used a bit-and-piece approach to inject junk into legitimate traffic and dodge detection.   A new DDoS attack technique designed to evade detection mechanisms is gaining steam. The stealthy, ...
24 January, 2019

Bit-and-Piece DDoS Method Emerges to Torment ISPs

Perpetrators are using smaller, bit-and-piece methods to inject junk into legitimate traffic, causing attacks to bypass detection rather than sounding alarms with large, obvious attack spikes. A pioneering distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack pattern has emerged, ...
23 January, 2019

Stealthy New DDoS Attacks Target Internet Service Providers

Adversaries took advantage of the large attack surface of large communications networks to spread small volumes of junk traffic across hundreds of IP prefixes in Q3 2018, Nexusguard says. Distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting large Internet service providers surged in ...
22 January, 2019

Small-scale DDoS attacks are on the rise

Spreading tiny parts of junk traffic across a wide range of IP addresses can wreak havoc, while avoiding detection.   A new type of DDoS attacks has emerged, and it targets communications service providers (CSP). According to security firm Nexusguard, cybercriminals attack the ...
22 January, 2019

SSDP amplification attacks rose 639%

The Nexusguard Q3 2018 Threat Report has revealed the emergence of an extremely stealthy DDoS attack pattern targeting communications service providers (CSPs).   This new vector exploits the large attack surface of ASN-level (autonomous system number) CSPs by spreading tiny ...
21 January, 2019

Report: Two-thirds of DDoS attacks take aim at communications service providers

In what should be a cautionary tale for enterprises, communications service providers were targeted by 65% of the distributed denial-of-service attacks in the third quarter of last year, according to a new report. While it's not unexpected that DDoS attacks are taking aim at ...
21 January, 2019

Two-thirds of DDoS attacks target communications service providers

Communications service providers were targeted by 65.5 percent of DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2018 according to a new report. The Q3 2018 Threat Report from Nexusguard shows attackers contaminated a diverse pool of IP addresses across hundreds of IP prefixes by using ...
14 September, 2018

Nexusguard research reveals 500% increase in average DDoS attack size caused by botnets, malware

The average DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack quintupled in size to more than 26 Gbps and the maximum attack size quadrupled to 359 Gbps compared to the same period last year, according to the cloud-based DDoS security solution provider Nexusguard’s “Q2 2018 Threat ...
12 September, 2018

Dramatic Increase of DDoS Attack Sizes Attributed to IoT Devices

A new report released today shows that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased dramatically in the first two quarters of 2018 compared to 2017. The increase in attacks is being attributed to large scale botnets being created by attackers using insecure IoT ...
16 July, 2018

DDoS Attacks Get Bigger, Smarter and More Diverse

DDoS attacks are relentless. New techniques, new targets and a new class of attackers continue to reinvigorate one of the internet’s oldest nemeses. Distributed denial of service attacks, bent on taking websites offline by overwhelming domains or specific application ...
14 June, 2018

DNS amplification attacks double in Q1 2018

DNS amplification types of DDoS attacks doubled in the first quarter of 2018 over last quarter, and spiked nearly 700 percent year-over-year, according to Nexusguard. Nexusguard’s Q1 2018 Threat Report, which analyzes thousands of global cyber attacks, reported that 55 of the ...
13 June, 2018

DDoS Amped Up: DNS, Memcached Attacks Rise

China and the US are the world's leading sources of distributed denial-of-service botnet attacks. Record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on a tear this year, and new data shows that DNS amplification attacks have jumped 700% worldwide since 2016. In the ...
8 June, 2018

Nexusguard named Asia’s “Best Security-As-A-Service” at Information Management Awards 2018

Nexusguard, a leading cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solution provider, has been recognised as Asia’s “Best Security-As-A-Service” at the NetworkWorld Asia (NWA) Information Management Awards 2018. “The award recognizes Nexusguard’s ability to deliver ...
3 May, 2018

21st Century Technologies, Nexusguard Build DDoS Scrubbing Centre In Nigeria

In historical manner, 21st Century Technologies Limited, ICT powerhouse in Nigeria, has tapped Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider, to build a DDoS scrubbing center in Nigeria. This is to provide DDoS mitigation service to enterprise and government customers in ...
26 April, 2018

21st Century Technologies, Nexusguard to build DDoS Scrubbing Center in Nigeria

21st Century Technologies Limited, a leading ICT powerhouse in Nigeria, today announced its partnership with Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider. 21st Century Technologies tapped Nexusguard to build its DDoS scrubbing center in Nigeria to provide DDoS ...
20 April, 2018

Nexusguard, NG Crossing join forces to protect MENA enterprises from DDoS attacks

Nexusguard, a leading DDoS security solution provider, today announced at RSA Conference 2018 that it has teamed up with NG Crossing, a telecommunications company with a long-established presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, to defend enterprises against ...
14 March, 2018

Misconfigured security measure leads DDoS amplification attacks to soar at end of 2017

DDoS attacks using domain name server (DNS) amplification increased more than 357 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. A new report by protection specialist Nexusguard attributes the rise to the use of Domain Name System Security Extensions ...
2 March, 2018

Mitigating the Memcached DDoS Threat

Several security companies recently detected a series of massive UDP amplification attacks leveraging vulnerabilities in Memcached servers to speed up dynamic Web applications by caching data and objects in RAM. Link11 security analysts dubbed the new DDoS attack vector ...
12 January, 2018

NTP amplification attacks are skyrocketing

A tidal wave of mega-powerful DDoS using hijacked IoT devices is headed for enterprise companies, SMBs, and government organizations says Nexusguard product director Donny Chong.   Interview: https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/ntp-amplification-attacks-are-skyrocketing/
22 December, 2017

Nexusguard Highlights Multi-Vector Attacks, Android Botnets as Major Q3 Cybersecurity Issue

Multi-vector attacks dominated distributed denial of service (DDoS) in the third quarter of 2017, reaching nearly 55 percent of attack types and typically blending UDP-flood, NTP amplification and other popular vectors, according to Nexusguard's "Q3 2017 Threat Report." The ...
19 December, 2017

DDoS Attacks Increasingly Blended Multiple Attack Vectors in Q3 2017

According to Nexusguard's Q3 2017 Threat Report, 55 percent of DDoS attacks in the third quarter of the year were multi-vector attacks, blending UDP-flood, NTP amplification and other attack vectors. The report, based on an analysis of more than 9,600 attacks, found that hackers ...
16 October, 2017

Unlimited DDoS protection the new norm after Cloudflare announcement

Some services or Internet service providers (ISPs) may not be able to cope if at attack continues for a long period of time. "When a particularly large and sustained attack threatens to exceed the 95th percentile, which is the way all ISPs bills for bandwidth, of the committed ...
26 September, 2017

Three out of four DDoS attacks target multiple vectors

Three out of every four DDoS attacks employed blended, multi-vector approaches in the second quarter of 2017, according to Nexusguard.   The quarterly report, which measured more than 8,300 attacks, demonstrated that hackers continued to rely on volumetric attacks to overwhelm ...
19 September, 2017

Singtel, StarHub among six firms that win GovTech's three-year bulk tender to beef up defences

Six firms have won a multimillion- dollar bulk tender as Singapore further tightens its defence against sophisticated attacks that aim to disable government websites. The Straits Times understands that the three-year bulk contract which started yesterday is worth about $50 ...
26 July, 2017

Expect bigger and more complex DDoS attacks

Nexusguard's CTO Juniman Kasman explains how the hybrid cloud helps cybersecurity firms differentiate between legitimate traffic and fake IP addresses used for denial of service attacks.   Interview: ...
12 June, 2017

Bancor ICO Explodes, Cryptocurrency Networks Under Attack

Several blockchain networks experienced cyberattacks and outages in the past week,  including the Russian cryptocurrency exchange BTC-E, as cryptocurrency prices skyrocketed. CNBC reported Ethereum's ether tokens traded for around $400 each on Monday, up 5,000 percent since ...
7 June, 2017

Nexusguard report: Hackers don’t take holidays as 2017 DDoS attacks rise 380 percent

Distributed denial-of-service attacks rose by a stunning 380 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released by Nexusguard Inc. Furthermore, attackers showed a stronger tendency towards using global holidays to do their deeds, with a greater number of ...
7 June, 2017

Operators beware: DDoS attacks—large and small—keep increasing

Despite years’ worth of warnings and countermeasures, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to escalate. Every year sees more of them, with increasing duration and severity. The frequency was up by 380% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter ...
9 February, 2017

DDoS attacks increasingly form blended attacks of more vulnerabilities

DDoS attacks increasingly formed blended attacks of four or more vulnerabilities over the course of the fourth quarter of 2016, with an intent to overload targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems, according to Nexusguard.   Hybrid attacks were a common attack pattern ...
9 February, 2017

DDoS tactics shift towards a blended approach

Cyber security company NexusGuard has released its latest threat report for the final quarter of 2016, and notes a shift towards blended DDoS attacks combining multiple vulnerabilities with the intent of overloading targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems. Attacks ...
8 February, 2017

Everything old is new again: Experts predict a flood of denial-of-service attacks

As IoT goes mainstream Mirai-style denial-of-service botnet attacks are escalating, and hackers are targeting health care companies, financial services, and the government.   The hottest trend in cyberattacks is an archaic and simplistic hacker tool. Propelled by the rise of ...
2 February, 2017

Service denied! The new cybercriminal attack that can take down the world's largest websites

Debilitating denial of service website attacks have become a major challenge for organisations – and the problem is set to escalate.   Think for a moment about a route you drive frequently. Now imagine what would happen if someone changed the traffic signs to redirect a ...
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