DDoS attacks climb by more than 200 percent in first half of 2022

Published: Thursday, 18 August 2022 08:13

Radware has released its First Half 2022 Global Threat Analysis Report. The mid-year report leverages intelligence provided by network and application attack activity sourced from Radware’s Cloud and Managed Services, Global Deception Network, and threat research team. 

“The threat landscape saw a marked shift in the first half of 2022,” said Pascal Geenens, director of threat intelligence for Radware. “As Russia invaded Ukraine, the cyber focus changed. It shifted from the consequences of the pandemic, including an increase in attack surfaces driven by work from home and the rise of underground crime syndicates, to a ground swell of DDoS activity launched by patriotic hacktivists and new legions of threat actors.”

DDoS attacks rise dramatically

The first six months of 2022 were marked by a significant increase in DDoS activity across the globe. Attacks ranged from cases of hacktivism to terabit attacks in Asia and the United States.

Patriotic hacktivism surges

During the first half of 2022, patriotic hacktivism increased dramatically.

Ransom denial of service maintains its ground

Outside of the war realm, other cybercrime groups re-emerged and went on with business.

Retail and high-tech top industries for most web attacks

During the first six months of 2022, Radware observed an increase in malicious transactions targeting online applications, dominated by predictable resource location and injection attacks.

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