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Rogue Waves: Preparing the Internet for the Next Mega DDoS Attack

April 15, 2019

When you think of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack at this point in the age of the internet, you might be thinking they’re old news. But when a multi-million-dollar business can be easily taken offline by an unskilled adversary and a $5 rent-a-DDoS service, I would argue that the issue is still very much relevant. Because of this, I decided to take a look at what might be on the horizon for malicious attackers, not in terms of who they’re going to hit next (that’s a game everyone can play but no one wins), but instead how it’s most likely to happen, and possibly from where.

In this article I’ll be talking about some of the attack vectors we are most likely to see in the next 12 months, and I’ll carefully analyze some of the most recent and successful adversarial groups and the types of attacks they deployed for maximum impact.

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