Expert Insight on Swedish Newspapers Knocked Out

Following the news that the online editions of principal Swedish newspapers were knocked out for several hours by a cyber attack during the weekend, Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva provides insight:

Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva:

“We have seen an increase in what we term intimidation attacks using DDoS. These are meant to either retaliate against press and bloggers, or scare off others who might pick up a certain story. These attacks can have significant impact on the business operations of a media outlet, not to mention the freedom of the press. And with the size of attacks we’ve seen over the past two quarters, relying on bandwidth over provisioning or a CDN to blunt the blow are not adequate.

In our DDoS ecosystem infographic, this type of person would be called “The Intimidator.” Here’s a link: https://www.incapsula.com/blog/anatomy-of-ddos-attack.html
[su_box title=”Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist, Imperva” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″][short_info id=”60217″ desc=”true” all=”false”][/su_box]

Experts Comments

Stay Tuned! Our Information Security Experts Community is responding .....

What do you think of the topic? Do you agree with expert(s) or share your expert opinion below.
Be part of our growing Information Security Expert Community (1000+), please register here.