Q4 in review: The latest DDoS attack vectors

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2021 witnessed massive DDoS attacks that demonstrate a trend of intensifying cyber insecurity that affected a broad range of industries, from tech firms and government organizations to wineries and meat processing plants. The fourth quarter of 2021 capped a record year in terms of the frequency, geographical distribution, and sophistication of DDoS attacks.

Here are some DDoS attack trends and highlights from 2021 and Q4 ’21 specifically:

  • Ransom DDoS attacks: In Q4 ’21, ransom DDoS attacks increased by 29% YoY and 175% QoQ
  •  The manufacturing industry was the most attacked in Q4 ’21, recording a whopping 641% increase QoQ in the number of attacks
  • Q4 ’21, and November specifically, recorded a persistent ransom DDoS campaign against VoIP providers around the world
  •  Attacks originating from Moldova quadrupled in Q4 ’21 QoQ, making it the country with the highest percentage of network-layer DDoS activity

To learn more about the trends from the last quarter of 2021, download this report.


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Hardware, Server, Data Centers, Software, Network, VOIP, IT Management, Data Centers, Firewall, ERP, Data Center, Firewall, Data Centers, Server, SAN, Cloud, AIM, IOT


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