PDoS and TDoS touted as next generation of Cyber Attacks


The year 2016 proved as a landmark year for cyber landscape, as sophisticated cyber threats evolved at an alarming rate. But security experts from Kaspersky say that the future of cyber landscape looks bleaker as the threat rate is going to double or triple up in coming years.

Experts have warned that cyber attacks such as Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) and Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) grow and evolve to such an extent that data protection agreements will fail to dominate the privacy debates.

An attack which has been largely ignored so far is PDoS attack. In this attack, the hackers aim to completely prevent its target device from functioning. This attack which is also known as Phlashing often damages computing devices to such an extent that replacement or reinstallation of hardware is usually required to come out of the situation.

Another attack that has flown under is Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS). In this attack, the aim of the hackers is to wreck havoc than to have a financial gain.

Thus, as technology users depend more and more on the connected systems the impact of PDoS and TDoS becomes magnified.
Apart from these cyber attacks, the rise of Darknet will evolve as another threat to the cyber world.

Security experts from Kaspersky say that the year 2017 will witness malware usage as a mainstream tool to launch attacks or manipulate data. And they add that Darknet will evolve as a terrorizing tool to alter personal or financial details of web users.

The analogy can be extended to numerous scenarios, but the conclusion is that web users will need high security and fidelity in order to isolate themselves from all such cyber threats.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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