The Edge Pro Tip: Update Your DDoS Defense Plan

The idea of monetizing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks dates back to the 1990s. But the rise of DDoS-for-hire services and cryptocurrencies has radically changed the landscape.

This has led to a sharp uptick in well-organized, prolific, and high-profile DDoS extortion campaigns. For more, read “DDoS’s Evolution Doesn’t Require a Security Evolution.”

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