Published October 16, 2012
The itsoknoproblembro DDoS suite has received a lot of publicity and deservedly so. This kit is periodically evolving and appears to be under the control of multiple groups.
However, the focus on the itsoknoproblembro botnet has overshadowed other threats that increased during the third quarter of 2012, especially the rising use of reflection-based DDoS attacks:
The evolution of known attacks and new DDoS attack types illustrates the continued desire of attackers to search for new ways to deliver payloads against targets and bypass standard mitigation techniques.
Third quarter 2012 attacks were shorter – but more intense.
Notable distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends from July – August 2012 include the following:
Compared to Q2 2012
Compared to Q3 2011