Nexusguard finds new reflective denial of service threat

Nexusguard said it spotted a new tool in the hacker´s arsenal, a reflective denial of service attack known as “Sentinel Reflection.”

These attacks are especially disruptive because they amplify DDoS intrusions which can cripple a business and its brand relationship with customers. Nexusguard´s sophisticated technology and team of security experts constantly monitor systems to identify and mitigate the latest threats in order to prevent such damaging problems.

“This Sentinel threat is another example of a new amplification method that we have spotted in the wild that is being leveraged by hackers to boost DDoS attacks,” said Terrence Gareau, Chief Scientist, Nexusguard. “The Sentinel attack is also unusual because multiple services are responding to the same request, so we see five distinct response signatures.”

Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is a global leader in fighting malicious internet attacks. It protects clients against a multitude of threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, to ensure uninterrupted internet service.