Attackers shifted tactics in Q2 2020, with a 570% increase in bit-and-piece DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to Nexusguard. Perpetrators used bit-and-piece attacks to launch various amplification and elaborate UDP-based attacks to flood target networks with traffic. Analysts witnessed attacks using much smaller sizes—more than 51% of bit-and-piece attacks were…

How the pandemic affected DDoS attack patterns, global internet traffic

There has been a shift in internet traffic patterns coinciding with an increase in DDoS and other types of network attacks in recent months as organizations across industries quickly transitioned to remote workforces and individuals under stay-at-home orders began relying on the internet more heavily, according to Neustar. Growing reliance on the internet The pandemic…

There have been significant changes in web attack and traffic trends as a result of COVID-19, according to Imperva. The monthly report also revealed that the Cyber Threat Index remains at a ‘high’ level and the financial services sector has been suffering the most from cross-scripting site (XSS) attacks, and a continued increase in attacks…

Cybercriminals appear to have finally figured out a way to launch highly effective distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks using TCP amplification — something most attackers have typically avoided under the assumption it cannot be done efficiently. Security vendor Radware this week said its researchers over the past 30 days have observed multiple criminal campaigns involving the…