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DDoS Attacks to Look out for in 2024

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Sourabh kumar
DDoS Attacks to Look out for in 2024

A successful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack threatens the company’s infrastructure, reputation, and costs them millions. Hence, having a DDoS mitigation solution that protects them from various DDoS assaults is essential.


Layer 7 (L7) Application Attacks target the application layer by disabling specific functions or features of a website/web application by overusing them. While these attacks are carried out using IoT devices, hackers use these attacks to distract businesses from ongoing security breaches.


Though they are low-volume attacks, they can cause downtimes, affect business continuity, and strain web apps. Furthermore, L7 application attacks are hard to detect because they attack app-specific resources and use malicious bots to make legitimate requests.


The simplest L7 attacks, such as those targeting login pages with random user IDs and passwords, can still critically overload CPUs and databases. Financially motivated hackers carry out RDoS attacks. They target online resources such as websites and web APIs to render online services inoperable.


This extortion-based attack disrupts an organization's online services, business, productivity, and reputation. An RDoS attack starts with the attacker delivering a private message requesting payment of a certain ransom amount to prevent the organization from being attacked by a DDoS assault. In some cases, the ransom demand increases daily if the victim refuses to pay.


The demand for solutions for business needs and 5G tech has accelerated the expansion of IoT globally, creating a massive pool of attack surface.


In 2024, the threat landscape continues to evolve, with hackers launching more sophisticated DDoS attacks aiming at new targets. These attacks are expected to continue as botnets and inexpensive DDoS-as-a-service platforms proliferate.

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