Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Russia Have Tripled

Distributed Denial of Service, otherwise known as DDoS attacks are online attacks in which legitimate users are prevented from accessing their target online location.

The attack happens by flooding the website in question with a multitude of illegitimate information requests.

According to research based on data from the beginning of the year, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults against Russian companies have grown 2.5 times since the same time last year.

Threat actors are increasingly deploying massive swarms of DDoS-supporting devices (botnets) to conduct devastating assaults against targets in a variety of businesses and sectors.

DDoS assaults are frequently used to blackmail victims with ransom demands or to divert IT teams’ attention away from hackers attempting to steal sensitive data from compromised systems.

Another motivation for initiating these assaults on a company is to disrupt its operations, impair the quality of its services, and direct customers to competitor platforms.

According to a study by Rostelecom, Russia’s largest telecoms company, September 2021 will be the worst month in recent history for DDoS assaults against Russia.

What Happened?

As explained by BleepingComputer, DDoS attackers appear to be shifting their attention away from the gaming business, which was a target in 2020 owing to COVID-19

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