Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly being accompanied by huge demands against their marks, according to an annual survey from Cloudflare.
Ransom-motivated DDoS attacks increased 29% year-on-year and 175% between Q3 2021 and Q4 2021, according to the research on cyberattack trends showing that companies must do more to prevent DDoS attack vectors.
The manufacturing industry was the most targeted vector in Q4 of 2021 by application-layer DDoS attacks, racking up a concerning seven-fold (641%) increase in the number of attacks. The business services and gaming & gambling industries were the second and third most targeted industries by DDoS attacks.
Source: https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/report-ddos-attacks-increasing-year-on-year-as-cybercriminals-demand-extortionate-payouts
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