Massive DoS attacks against ISPs on the rise

Large scale denial of service attacks, growing in size and increasing in frequency, are the biggest threats to Internet service providers, a security company said Tuesday.

ISPs are spending more to defend against massive denial of service (DoS) attacks than they are protecting themselves against highly publicised worm attacks Arbor Networks reported in its annual survey of major providers.

According to the Arbor poll of 55 ISPs in North America, Europe, and Asia, multi-gigabit, supra-backbone DoS attacks are on the upswing. Providers, said Arbor, regularly report attacks beyond the capacity of core backbone sections of the Internet in the 10-20Gbps range. "This is driven by the proliferation of broadband Internet connectivity globally," the survey's report said. Massive DoS attacks against ISPs on the rise - Security -

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