Asian mobiles the DDOS threat of 2015, security mob says

Vietnam, India and Indonesia will be the distributed denial of service volcanoes of next year due to the profieration of pwned mobiles, according to DDoS security bod Shawn Marck.

Vietnam clocked in fifth place in the firm’s latest threat report, in which India and Indonesia did not feature, outpaced by China, the US, Russia and Germany.

Asian mobiles the DDOS threat of 2015

“The new up-and-coming countries of origin for DDoS attacks identified by the Black Lotus mitigation team are Vietnam, India and Indonesia,” the company said in the report.

“While these countries don’t have the large bandwidth necessary to launch massive volumetric DDoS attacks, the large number of compromised end point devices, particularly smart mobile phones, make these countries prime sources of newly created botnets.”

Attacks would become fewer and easier for big networks to handle, according to co-founder Marck, but would remain a pain for smaller businesses.