DDOS attacks rise by a third in Q3

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The number of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks rose by a third (32 percent) in the third quarter compared to 30 percent in the previous quarter primarily due to the spike in malicious activity in autumn, according to statistics of (global cybersecurity company) Kaspersky. Of these attacks, 53 percent were done in September alone.

 

Kaspersky also reported that 60 percent of the attacks that were prevented were conducted against schools and electronic journal sites.

 

The rise is mostly from simple types of attack while in the previous quarter, the total growth stemmed…

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