Next year’s DDOS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia
Vietnam, India and Indonesia might not have the most advanced Internet infrastructure, but they do have a large number of insecure smartphones coming online, making them the big botnet sources for next year’s distributed denial of service attacks, according to a report released today by Black Lotus Communications, a DDOS mitigation vendor.
“They have a lot of young people just getting their smartphones, specifically Android smartphones,” said Frank Ip, the company’s vice president of business development.
These new users are more susceptible to phishing, and are less aware of how to secure their devices, he added.
“We’ve been seeing that trend in the last two quarters,” he said.