Neustar is reporting that DDoS attacks are increasingly used as distractions while other more damaging attacks take place. Neustar is a telecommunications and DNS service provider that surveys the marketplace on DDoS attacks. In the 2014 DDoS Attacks and Impact Report (pdf), Neustar revealed the following survey results:
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.