Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) Increased in Q3 2019 compared to the previous quarter due to spike in malicious activity in September 2019 as shown by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
The company also said 53 percent of the DDoS attacks carried out in the quarter was just last month. The attack was also known to come not from one user, which is called DoS, rather it came from multiple users and computers last month.
In addition, previous quarters of this year, the total growth having a long, thin supportive or main section from a sudden powerful forward or upward movement in the number of smart attacks, focusing on the application layer — usually carried out by skilled cybercriminals.
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All DDoS attacks dropped to 28 percent in Q3 2019 which was 50 percent in Q2, while it increased by just seven percent in the Q3 2018 results.
“We have not seen an explosive increase in the number of smart attacks compared with the previous quarter and the average length of attack remains the same. However, this still causes serious damage to a business,” said Alexey Kiselev, Business Development Manager on the Kaspersky DDoS Protection team.
“Our survey of IT decision-makers revealed that DDoS attacks are the second most expensive type of cyber incidents that led to data breaches for SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses), with the average cost of a breach estimated at $138,000,” Kiselev said.
The term DDoS attack will be used more on this website since we are cybersecurity-focused too. DDoS attacks are bad, while sometimes they are good when used to bring down illegal websites as Anonymous does on the dark web.
In Brief, DDoS attack, when sent to a server, continuously sends multiple requests in an attempt to disrupt the server from offering its service to incoming users. It also makes the website server exceed its normal capacity and then the website is down. When a site is experiencing this, it can be noted by a sudden slowness on the website and also a loading rotating icon on the screen.
Prevention can be done by having a service that consumes a high amount of traffic and filters suspected IP, such include Cloudflare, Kaspersky said.