Akamai Technologies released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory that alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Spike DDoS toolkit.
A continuing trend of DDoS attacks are short in duration and repeated frequently.
DDoS attacks are a growing problem. In July, Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data derived from its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure that shows a surge in volumetric attacks in the first half of 2014 with over 100 attacks larger than 100GB/sec reported.
Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems.
Making good on their word to open source many of their internally developed tools and libraries, Netflix has released three new tools that allow security teams to keep an eye out for Internet-based discussions regarding potential attacks against their organization's infrastructure, whether it's DDoS attacks or any other kind.