Long-lasting DDoS attacks make a comeback as numbers of attacks and targets rise

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Long-lasting DDoS attacks made a return in the first quarter of 2018 with the longest attack seen lasting 297 hours (more than 12 days). The last time a longer attack than this occurred was at the end of 2015. This is among the findings of Kaspersky Lab’s latest DDoS intelligence report which reveals that in the first quarter of 2018, DDoS attacks were registered against targets in 79 countries. The report sees a significant increase in both the total number and duration of DDoS attacks compared to the final quarter of 2017. The new Linux-based botnets Darkai (a Mirai clone)…

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