In April, police seized Webstresser.org, believed to be the world's largest provider of distributed denial-of-service attacks on demand. Police also arrested a handful of suspects on charges of administering the stresser/booter service or using it.
Despite the seizure of Webstresser, however, rival stresser/booter services abound, meaning it's unlikely that the world will see a downturn on DDoS-on-demand attack volume, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Anstee discusses:
- The terabit era of DDoS attacks, including big volumetric attacks;
- The need to give smaller organizations better defenses;
- The likely long-term impact of the WebStresser takedown.
Anstee is the chief security technologist within the CTO office at Arbor Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience in the pre-sales, consultancy and support aspects of telecom and security solutions. Anstee, a 12-year veteran of the company, works closely with Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team - ASERT - where he helps to identify trends and monitor the current threat landscape through ATLAS, research infrastructure that uses anonymous data from over 300 customers to monitor approximately one-third of all internet traffic. Prior to joining Arbor, he spent eight years working in both pre- and post-sales for core routing and switching product vendors.