Pay Or Else: DDoS Ransom Attacks

The surge in these DDoS-based ransom threats, known as Ransom Distributed Denial of Service (RDDoS) attacks, is very bad news. While conventional ransomware attacks are still a threat, organizations can take effective preventive action against the malware they require. They can provide user education about phishing and spear-phishing (the most common insertion methods), for example, and employ tools to detect, quarantine and remediate any suspected malware infection. But RDDoS attacks don’t require malware, so these tools are worthless against them – leaving more enterprises more vulnerable to a rapidly growing threat.