Russian telecoms company Veon already stopping hundreds of DDoS attacks every day, with further spikes expected
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, provides the power behind the cyber defenses of Russian telecommunications leader Veon during the World Cup, which began on June 14, 2018. The technical support of the solution applied is provided by a Russian partner “AKON Technologies” LLC.
The anti-DDoS protection extends to Veon’s local consumer brand Beeline, which is one of the three largest mobile service providers in Russia. Veon began working with Radware in 2013, maintaining regular system updates and upgrades.
The World Cup provides an increased platform for hacktivists, cyber criminals and nation state hackers to spread a message, make a profit or create disorder for attention. Communication networks are at risk as attackers seek to disrupt news coverage and match broadcasts in the home, online and on mobile, and interfere with everything from results systems to online betting sites.
“The World Cup has the potential to be one of the most vulnerable sporting events in modern history,” said Yoav Gazelle, Vice President of EMEA and CALA sales for Radware. “The attacks started one day prior to the start of the tournament. Since then, we have been facing ongoing attacks from multiple sources and on various attack vectors. We predict that attacks will eclipse the numbers we saw at the last World Cup in Brazil, where it was reported that nearly 90,000 attacks took place over one month. ”
“The enormous demand on networks also creates a challenge of distinguishing between a flash crowd and a DDoS attack. But Radware’s behavioral algorithms not only make an accurate distinction between attack and legitimate user traffic but also instantly detect unknown attacks at a minimal false positive rate. By using Radware technology, Beeline is prepared to defend against these attacks and its customers will be provided with high quality anti-DDoS protection”.
Alexander Golubev of Beeline added,“Recent attacks have targeted the Winter Olympics and Champions League final, so taking down a target during the World Cup would be the cherry on the cake for many hackers. Using Radware technology, we are already accurately mitigating thousands of attack attempts every day, with no false positives, so our customers can be safe in the knowledge that they will be well protected and our service will continue to be unaffected during the tournament”.