A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal, used usually to distract IT staff while another cybercrime is carried out.
DDoS attacks plagued the internet at certain times in the past; from the Mafiaboy attack in 2000, to the DDoS attack on Estonia in 2007, to the Mirai attack in October 2016 – deemed to be the largest DDoS attack with an incoming rate of traffic at +1.2Tbps. DDoS attacks can quickly take companies offline for prolonged periods of time. For retail organisations as an example, that are highly dependent on minimising disruption during seasonal peak periods of traffic, this could cause seismic levels of impact on their business.
Neustar recently identified one of the largest DDoS attacks earlier this year, coupled with a 50% increase in attacks in Q1 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019. So, what is driving these attacks and how are they evolving? Are they a diversion for conducting a secondary wave of attacks?
In this webinar, Nick Frost, Co-Founder & Director at CRMG and Michael Kaczmarek, VP of Product at Neustar investigate what is driving this rapid increase in DDoS attacks and the trends we should be looking out for. We will also provide recommendations on how to mitigate the risk of DDoS attacks on your organisation.
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