To date, the economic laws of supply and demand are also working in the underground market. Accordingly, as the number of infected computers grows, the number of services offered on the DDoS market increases, which in turn leads to lower prices.
In the latest report, Incapsula informs that the minimum price for services on the black market has dropped to $ 38 / hour. “The intensity of DDoS attacks is constantly increasing in both strength and duration. Hoping that DDoS attacks will bypass your organization (regardless of its size) is not the best strategy. It is much more likely that the DDoS attack will be long-lasting, strong and probably repetitive, ”says the report“ Global DDoS Threat Landscape. Q2 2015 ".
But if you want to be confident in the security of your resource, then in any case you will have to contact a company that specializes in protecting sites from DDoS. Alternatively, this could be FLOWSPEC, with a network filtering capacity of up to 1 Tbps and 70M PPS.
Experts justify an increase in attack power in proportion to the growth in the number of botnets. According to the report, 56% of DDoS attacks come from the United States, China, Thailand, Brazil and Vietnam. Multiple attacks take place at the application level, when the botnet is directed to a specific function of the site in order to disable it. Owners of infected computers offer to perform a DDoS attack of any complexity for a certain amount. There is a demand for subscription services when customers pay for a DDoS attack. $ 38 dollars minimum payment for this service.
The cost of protection against DDoS attacks is very different from the meager cost of its implementation. But if you let everything go of its own accord, then companies may suffer heavy losses. Nowadays, attacks that can last for several days are often used, and this is a very significant loss to business and reputation. There is nothing strange that cybercriminals take advantage of this situation and often engage in extortion demanding a ransom of several thousand dollars from the injured party and the attack is stopped, but there are no guarantees that the attack will not resume again if not by them, then their colleagues worth agreeing to.
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