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Web Hacking Incident Database Report Reveals Increase in DDoS Attacks

March 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Web Hacking Incident Database Report Reveals Increase in DDoS Attacks 

Hosting ToolboxCHICAGO – Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, has released its Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) semiannual report, which finds an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and determined that there was a lack of properly implemented anti-automation defenses to ensure application availability during such attacks.

DDoS as an attack vector and notable trend for the second half of 2010 was successful in disrupting commerce and bringing down websites of large businesses and associations. Denial of service attacks jumped to the number one attack vector, up 22 percent, as compared to the first half of 2010. Read more

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