According to a recent report from security firm Kaspersky, the trend of DDoS attacks tripled in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, indicating that this is still the most popular attack by hackers.
Kaspersky experts say the increase in attack activity could be due to the effects of Covid-19 as cybercriminals and hackers have to adjust their summer plans.
Usually, the number of DDoS attacks changes with the season. The start of the year is usually a time when there are higher rates of DDoS attacks overall, as this is the peak business season, and the number of attacks gradually decreases in late spring and summer. For example, the number of DDoS attacks decreased by 39% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2019 and decreased 34% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2018.
Alexei Kiselev, Business Development Manager at Kaspersky DDoS Protection Group, said: “This year, people will not be able to enjoy the usual summer holidays as many regions have introduced Covid-19 protection products. As a result, more people spend more time online on personal and professional activities. As a result, we have seen an unprecedented increase in DDoS attacks. So far, there is no evidence that the attacks will decrease. “”
To help organizations protect themselves from DDoS attacks, Kaspersky recommends: Keep web resources running by consulting experts knowledgeable about how to respond to DDoS attacks. They should also be available to meet after-hours work, even in the evenings and on weekends. Authentication of third-party agreements and contact information – including those made with your internet service provider. This helps to quickly access agreements in the event of an attack. Implement professional solutions like Kaspersky DDoS Protection to protect your organization from DDoS attacks. The solution integrates Kaspersky’s extensive expertise in combating online threats.