The new way zombies like to attack the network

The fourth episode in our six-part video series with Arbor Networks focuses on how DDoS has evolved over the last few years


It’s small comfort to the original victims, but security experts now realize there was such a thing as a “good old days” of distributed denial of service attacks.

In this next installment of our video conversation with Allstream’s Craig Deveau, Dr. Jose Navario of Arbor Networks reflects on the evolution of DDoS beyond application-layer attacks.

“Now it’s (a situation where attackers) find a flaw on the server-side software, (and) have your zombies or bots fling attack code at it,” he says. “Only a handful of those attacks need to get through and they’ll crash the server.”

Learn more by watching the full clip below.

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