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4.83 million DDoS attacks took place in the first half of 2020, a 15% increase

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2020
4.83 million DDoS attacks took place in the first half of 2020, a 15% increase

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Attackers focused on COVID-era lifelines such as healthcare, e-commerce, and educational services with complex, high-throughput attacks designed to overwhelm and quickly take them down, Netscout reveals.

“The first half of 2020 witnessed a radical change in DDoS attack methodology to shorter, faster, harder-hitting complex multi-vector attacks that we expect to continue,” stated Richard Hummel, threat intelligence lead, Netscout.

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