Q1 2021 DDoS attacks and BGP incidents
Reports

The year 2021 started on such a high note for Qrator Labs: on January 19, our company celebrated its 10th anniversary. Shortly after, in February, our network mitigated quite an impressive 750 Gbps DDoS attack based on old and well known DNS amplification. Furthermore, there is a constant flow of BGP incidents; some are becoming global routing anomalies. We started reporting those in our newly made Twitter account for Qrator.Radar.

Nevertheless, with the first quarter of the year being over, we can take a closer look at DDoS attacks statistics and BGP incidents for January - March 2021. 

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Qrator Labs' Value Partnership Programs
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Why is it valuable to get into the Qrator Labs partnership program?

In Qrator Labs, we firmly believe that working together brings a better result. Which is the reason why, for years, we were trying to find meaningful partnerships with all kinds of companies. They either seek to provide their existing customers with the top-notch DDoS mitigation technology developed at Qrator Labs with many additional ecosystem solutions or want to succeed the other way around. By getting their product available for Qrator Labs' customers by integrating into the Qrator anycast filtering network.

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Addressing a particular internetworking misconception
Radar

BGP Route leaks vs BGP Hijacks

Since 2014 Qrator Labs has developed a BGP monitoring and analytics service called Qrator.Radar.  One of its main features is monitoring specific BGP anomalies that could result in an incident that we would further call either a BGP route leak or BGP hijack.

Both of them reroute traffic to third parties, compared to the no-anomaly state, but differently. Over the last few years, a lot of efforts have been invested in solving those issues, but there are still misunderstandings about what is what and how different tools are helping resolve different problems.

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2020 Network Security and Availability Report
Reports

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Cybersecurity Newsletter, February 14 - 28
Qrator Newsletter

Greetings, fellow newsletter subscriber! Once again, we are back with the best stories and articles published on the topic of cybersecurity in two weeks, between 14 and 28 February, the year 2021.

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The day the whole world did not walk away
Radar

Yesterday, on February 19 Internet observed yet another demonstration of a handy Noction feature that is probably supposed to get you rich but is more likely to make you infamous.

Starting from 09:48 UTC, we saw around 200 thousand routes of previously non-existent prefixes with broken AS_PATH. But first things first.

The day started with a rather harsh and buzzing sound of email notifications for critical routing events, which, as you can see, are cut off on such a high threshold that we consider those to be global. 

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Cybersecurity Newsletter, February 8 - 14
Qrator Newsletter

Hello and welcome back to the regular cyber and infosecurity letter! This time we are going through the relevant articles published 8 - 14 February 2021.

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AS28548 - Cablevision - Route Leak
Radar

February 11, 2021 - AS28548 - Cablevision - leaked 2828 prefixes, creating 2828 conflicts for 763 ASNs in 80 countries. Maximum propagation: 93%. Severity: High.

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Cybersecurity Newsletter, February 1 - 7
Qrator Newsletter

Greetings, fellow subscribers! As usual on Sundays, we are back with the most relevant and interesting articles published between February 1 and 7, 2021. 

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Cybersecurity Newsletter, January 18 - 31
Qrator Newsletter

Welcome back to the cybersecurity newsletter! This time, we are looking at the two weeks of the most relevant stories starting with January 18.

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