The first six months of 2020 underlined the fact that the consequences of DDoS attacks are no longer solely limited to companies that are attacked. Our timeline highlights incidents where the damage was particularly severe.
The damage from DDoS attacks is no longer limited to the attacked companies alone. In 2020, more than ever, the following will become true: if the increasingly networked business world is disrupted by DDoS attacks, everyday people will feel the consequences as well. Among other disruptions, online banking will fail, or orders won’t reach delivery services. However, large-scale DDoS campaigns also have the potential to disconnect entire countries from the Internet, as incidents in Iran have proven.
The following infographic shows the DDoS attacks that garnered the most headlines in the first half of 2020:
A detailed description of this DDoS threat landscape can be found in the current Link11 DDoS Report. Link11’s security experts have analyzed the new DDoS threats facing companies and their accelerated digital transformation plans in the era of Covid-19.
Since the first widespread Coronavirus lockdowns began in March, businesses around the world have experienced a flood of DDoS attacks. It appears that DDoS cybercriminals are benefiting greatly from the turmoil that’s making the home office and digital communication a part of everyday business life.