DDoS attackers have switched their attention from banks to gaming hosts, ISPs and even enterprises.
According to figures from NSFOCUS and reported by Techworld, by the second half of last year, online gaming and ISPs are suddenly popular, rising in the first half of 2014 to 10 per cent and nearly 15 per cent of attacks respectively.
The wave of bank DDoS attacks in early 2013 were part of a wider assault on the sector, which probably had both political and financial motivations. From one side, Iranians actors said to be hitting US firms with traffic as part of a cyberwarfare campaign that had started the previous year. From the other, criminal started using DDoS as a distraction exercise while they attempted to transfer funds from compromised bank accounts. Both were eventually contained, or so it seems.