800Gbps DDoS extortion attack hits gambling company

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks started strong this year, setting new records and taking the extortion trend that started last August to the next level.

Internet security services company Akamai has already dealt with the largest known ransom DDoS (RDDoS) attack, which was also more complex than previously seen incidents of the same type.

Bigger, more complex RDDoS
Akamai says that in February they dealt with “three of the six biggest volumetric DDoS attacks” the company has ever recorded.

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Source: Bleeping Computer