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Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are coordinated attempts to disrupt the regular availability and performance of a targeted website or online service by flooding it with traffic, and they have been on the rise in 2020. Recently, Netscout has published data focusing on the UK since the start of the year.
The data showed how attacks had changed significantly compared to previous years, with the key findings being:
• Attacks destined to the United Kingdom increased by 62% year-over-year, bandwidth spiked 56% upwards, and throughput increased by 43%.
• Since the global COVID-19 Pandemic in early- to mid-March, the number of observed attacks increased month-over-month.
• The most common DDoS vector for attacks against the United Kingdom during this period was DNS Reflection/Amplification.
In today’s episode, Darren Anstee, CTO at Netscout, joins me on the Tech Talks Daily podcast. We explore the current trends around DDoS and what businesses need to be aware of in terms of risk and risk mitigation.
I also learn more about Netscout’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve problems that can cause business disruptions or impact the user experience.
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