In Addition To Traditional DDoS Attacks, Researchers See Various Abnormal Traffic Patterns
HelpNet Security, July 21st, 2020
July 21, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 4

In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1 2019, and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, as published in the Nexusguard Q1 2020 Threat Report.

"DDoS attacks have become a global risk, and as attacks continue to increase in complexity, further spurred by the pandemic, ISPs will have to strengthen their security measures.

Undetectable and abnormal traffic patternss

While DDoS attacks disrupt service for large companies and individuals alike, ISPs face increasing challenges to curb undetectable and abnormal traffic patterns before they evolve into uncontrollable reflection attacks.

Generally considered the 'off season' for DDoS attacks, researchers attribute the surge in incidents to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, as consumers become dependent on online services and working from home has become the new normal in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus..."

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