"A typical DDoS attack costs businesses $40,000 per hour offline, but for gaming sites as large as these, the cost would be much higher, said Ofer Gayer, a researcher with the security content delivery network Incapsula. "The most recent attacks against Sony’s PlayStation Network and Xbox Live lead us to believe that Lizard Squad is more sophisticated than we had initially thought," Gayer said."
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"The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month’s spectacular hack of Sony Pictures."
"By Ofer Gayer, Security Researcher, Incapsula"
"We are essentially at an arms race [against hackers] trying to protect websites,"Incapsula CEO Marc Gaffan tells Quartz. Why do bots matter?
"Unfortunately, it seems like the bad bots currently outnumber the good. The same study finds that 29% of all web traffic is coming from malicious bots. (Good bots, for comparison, made up 27%.)"
"As hackers are able to penetrate ever-more secure targets, corporations have to change their responses, too”, says Marc Gaffan, CEO of Incapsula"
"We believe that with the costs for attackers decreasing and costs for businesses increasing, DDoS targets have broadened from financial institutions and government sites to any company that depends on its online channels like online retailers and SaaS vendors," Incapsula CEO Marc Gaffan said in a statement."
"A new report from web security firm Incapsula found businesses lose an average of around $500,000 per distribute denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which cybercriminals knock a site offline or significantly slow loading times by overwhelming its servers with traffic from multiple sources. Because the traffic driven by DDoS attacks comes from several locations, it can be hard to detect and stop if unprepared."