Q3 DDoS report details attack trends, including the expanding base of CLDAP reflectors
DENVER, Oct. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With October's focus on cybersecurity awareness, Lumen Technologies® (NYSE: LUMN) and its threat research team, Black Lotus Labs®, today released a pair of research reports including:
Read the Black Lotus Labs blog titled "CLDAP Reflectors on the Rise Despite Best Practices" and the Lumen Q3 DDoS report.
"It is alarming that CLDAP continues to be prolific and capable of generating large, impactful attacks – especially when we have well-documented best practices for prevention," said Mark Dehus, director of threat intelligence for Lumen Black Lotus Labs. "Organizations running Active Directory should understand the risks of publicly exposing CLDAP, and we strongly recommend they restrict access to only the hosts and networks that need access."
Black Lotus Labs is continuing to track and analyze vulnerable CLDAP reflectors and feed the intelligence into the Lumen Connected Security portfolio. The team is also expanding efforts to notify legitimate, third-party hosts of CLDAP reflection activity, and blocking long-lived CLDAP reflector traffic from traversing the Lumen global backbone.
Notable findings from the Lumen Q3 2022 DDoS report:
"The combined research from Black Lotus Labs and the Lumen DDoS mitigation platform underscores an important reality for businesses today," said Peter Brecl, director of security product management for Lumen. "Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to achieve their goals, and attacks have become more complex. This means organizations need to consider a holistic security solution that includes DDoS mitigation to protect the availability of infrastructure and applications, Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) to protect against application-layer attacks, and bot management services to protect from malicious or unwanted bots. As organizations navigate through their digital transformation, this type of multi-layered approach is more important than ever."
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