Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are growing in frequency, intensity and sophistication, but their delivery methods are unchanged. Infected internet bots and vulnerable servers continue to create attacks of crushing scale against unprepared targets. These bots and servers are the weapons used repeatedly in multiple DDoS attacks. A global distribution of these internet zombies and exposed servers, easily exploitable as reflected amplifiers, sits idle, waiting to be called into action.
What is DDoS Threat Intelligence?
Security researchers accumulate threat intelligence from tens of millions of internet compute hosts that are vulnerable and exploited as DDoS attack weapons. DDoS threat intelligence is the information gleaned from the repeated use of attacking agents combined with the knowledge of vulnerable IP addresses and hosts. This information provides security researchers the ability to proactively improve DDoS defenses.