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DDoS Attacks Spiked, Became More Complex in 2020

30
Dec
2020
DDoS Attacks Spiked, Became More Complex in 2020

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The large-scale shift to remote work and the increased reliance on online services as the result of the global pandemic this year gave threat actors new opportunities to use distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to harass and extort organizations.

Providers of DDoS mitigation services reported an overall increase in attack volumes, attack sophistication, and attack complexity in 2020 compared with prior years. Adversaries went after more organizations in more industries than ever before, and the motives for launching attacks became as varied as the attacks themselves.

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