Average bandwidth of attacks increasing and share of multivector attacks rose to 64%
Link11, a specialized European IT security provider in cyber resilience, has released its Q1 2020 DDoS Report, revealing that the volume and complexity of attacks continued to grow in the first quarter of 2020.
Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered an increasing number of high-volume attacks in Q1 2020, with 51 attacks over 50 Gbps. The average bandwidth of attacks also rose, reaching 5,0 Gbps versus 4,3 Gbps in the same quarter in 2019.
Key findings of Link11’s Q1 2020 report include:
Marc Wilczek, COO of Link11 said: “The threat landscape is changing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. With more people working remotely, there is a greater emphasis on virtual networks which need to be accessible from multiple locations. This is creating the perfect scenario for DDoS attackers to overwhelm networks and cause serious disruption. To address this, organizations need to be more proactive in their approach to DDoS protection, in order to respond to these ever-evolving threats.”
Link11 is offering its DDoS protection solutions free of charge to public sector health, governmental and educational organizations until September 2020 to help combat increasing cyber security threats during the Coronavirus pandemic. More information can be found in the Link11 press release.