Q1 2021 sees another large jump in DDoS attacks

Published: Friday, 30 April 2021 09:00

Link11 has released its DDoS report for Q1 2021, which revealed that the number of DDoS attacks recorded was more than double the number of attacks seen in the same period in the previous year.

The key findings from the report are:

In Q1 2021, attackers increasingly targeted companies that were either in high demand due to the pandemic or had to shift their operations online. These included the healthcare sector, public administrations, educational institutions, logistics companies, online retail, media, and entertainment companies. However, data centre / center operators, who play a significant role in the digitisation of companies, were also under heavy fire. Almost every second DDoS attack (47 percent) targeted hosting providers and ISPs.

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