DDoS Attacks Surge in 2022 Due to #COVID19
DDoS Attacks Surge Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose substantially last year following the digital shift brought about by COVID-19, according to figures released by NETSCOUT.
The cybersecurity company’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) revealed it observed over 10 million attacks of this nature in 2020, which is around 1.6 million higher than in 2021.
While acknowledging that it is normal for DDoS attacks to increase, the rate of growth suggests that cyber-criminals have
added that it recorded the largest single number of monthly DDoS attacks it had ever seen in 2021 at 929,000, with monthly rates regularly exceeding 800,000 from March.
Essential sectors forced to shift to digital during the crisis, such as e-commerce, online learning and healthcare,
in DDoS activity in education networks worldwide was observed by ASERT.
Richard Hummel, threat intelligence lead at NETSCOUT, commented: “It is no coincidence that this milestone number of global attacks comes at a time when businesses have relied so heavily on online services to survive.