A10 Networks commissioned research by monitoring DDoS weapons from more than 15 million unique sources. Basis this A10 Networks has developed a detailed threat intelligence report titled, ‘H1 2022: The Global State of DDoS Weapons’, which provides detailed insights into the origins of DDoS activity, how easily and quickly modern malware can hijack IoT devices and convert them into malicious botnets, and what organizations can do to protect against such activities.
It further digs deeper into one of the highly prevalent malware in the DDoS world — Mozi. The report covers what Mozi is, how long it has been around, how it works, and how organizations can protect themselves and their systems from getting infected. If an organization is already infected, how they can take quick remedial actions to protect other organizations from falling victim to an attack. Below are some of the key insights from the report for your perusal.
- The total number of DDoS weapons has increased by approximately 2.5 million this reporting period, in line with the last two reports.
- SSDP (Simple Service Discovery Protocol) remains the largest reflected amplification weapon, topping the list for the last year.
- China continues to lead in hosting the highest number of potential DDoS weapons, including both amplification weapons and botnet agents.
- The United States remains the second largest source of DDoS weaponry, particularly amplification weapons.
- The number of total botnet agents was almost halved, with China hosting 44% of the total number of drones available worldwide.
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