Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources
As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they’re starting to get in each other’s way, according to a report released this morning.
That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies Inc.
There are only so many devices around that have the kind of vulnerabilities that make them potential targets for a botnet.
“And other people can come in and take over the device, and take those resources to feed their own botnet,” he said. “I’m seeing that over and over.”