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Report: Short DDoS Attacks Can Have Lasting Security Impact

Short, low-volume DDoS attacks causing only brief service disruptions may be the greatest security threat for businesses, because they can act as a “Trojan Horse” for destructive malware and other attacks, according to research released this week by Corero. Sub-saturating DDoS attacks can knock firewalls or intrusion prevention systems (IPS) offline, and distract IT security staff while attackers install malware to steal data, Corero’s latest DDoS Trends Report says.

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