According to recent research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, nearly half (48 per cent) of the companies surveyed believe they know the identity and motivation of those behind recent DDoS attacks against them, with many naming competitors as key culprits. Whilst criminals seeking to disrupt a company’s operations make up over a quarter (28 per cent) of the suspects, a surprising one in eight (12 per cent) companies believe that their competitors are responsible and have paid for DDoS attacks against them, making these cyber-threats even more harmful. This suspicion increases even more for those in the business services industry, with over a third surveyed (38 per cent) believing that their competitors were behind a DDoS attack.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security