Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased by a whopping 220% in the last year “with no signs of abating”, fuelled by DDoS-for-hire services and the use of “hit-and-run” tactics, new data shows. According to cybersecurity firm Imperva’s annual “DDoS Threat Landscape Report”, DDoS attacks rose by 221% between April 2015 and March 2016, with the UK becoming the second most popular target in the world. DDoS attacks occur when a threat actor persistently overloads a company’s network with fake traffic in order to bring it down, rendering it useless to clients. DDoS attacks are now one of the most common cyber threats facing online organisations, the firm found.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times