Nexusguard Research Uncovers New "Black Storm" Attack Threat to Communications Service Provider Networks
DDoS mitigation leader advises CSPs to use deep learning-based attack detection
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 October 2021 - A new cyber threat, coined a "Black Storm" attack, could potentially wreak havoc on communications service provider (CSP) networks, according to new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) research from Nexusguard:
According to the firm's analysis, hackers can achieve Black Storm attacks more easily than amplification attacks, which could quickly dominate the cyberworld. Black Storm attacks could be manifested by hackers employing a BlackNurse attack in a reflective manner (rBlackNurse attacks).
"The potential risk from impending Black Storm attacks could obliterate individual enterprises and have devastating consequences for communications service providers and completely saturate their networks," warned Juniman Kasman, chief technology officer for Nexusguard. "Networks targeted by these attacks need to apply deep learning
The pandemic witnessed a massive increase in reliance on connectivity as well as a 341% increase in DDoS attacks in 2020, which strained CSPs and internet service providers (ISPs) that provide the networks for the new levels of remote work. Nexusguard researchers caution that CSPs and other organizations that rely on standard DDoS mitigation solutions designed to detect and mitigate incoming traffic risk missing internal traffic issues, which can arise from rBlackNurse traffic proliferating internally within CSP networks.
To help CSPs quickly launch anti-DDoS capabilities to protect customers, Nexusguard launched the TAP100 Program, which removes the hardware barriers associated with typical anti-DDoS service ramp-up, allowing CSP product teams and C-suites to capture new revenue opportunities and ensure superior customer service.
Nexusguard's DDoS threat research reports on attack data from botnet scanning, honeypots, CSPs and traffic moving between attackers and their targets to help companies identify vulnerabilities and stay informed about global cyber security trends.
Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is a leading cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solution provider fighting malicious internet attacks. Nexusguard ensures uninterrupted internet service, visibility, optimization and performance. Nexusguard is focused on developing and providing the best cybersecurity solution for every client across a range of industries with specific business and technical requirements. Nexusguard also enables communications service providers to deliver DDoS protection solution as a service. Nexusguard delivers on its promise to provide you with peace of mind by countering threats and ensuring maximum uptime. Visit www.nexusguard.com for more information.