DDoS attacks are getting more powerful as attackers change tactics

DDoS attacks are getting more powerful as attackers change tactics

Posted September 29, 2020

DDoS attacks are getting more powerful as attackers change tactics

  • While DDoS attacks have been a nuisance for years, the prospect of corporate, e-commerce, healthcare, educational and other services being disrupted at a time when the ongoing global pandemic means more people are reliant on online services than ever could create huge problems.
  • But a new threat intelligence report by cybersecurity company Netscout suggests that’s exactly what’s happening, as cyber criminals have launched more DDoS attacks than ever before.
  • The reason DDoS attacks are getting more powerful is because they’re getting more complex, using many different types of devices and targeting different parts of the victim’s network.
  • Indeed, attackers are learning that the most basic DDoS attacks are becoming less effective, so are dropping them in favour of more powerful campaigns.

– Danny Palmer | September 29, 2020