Study Shows UK Banks Equally As Susceptible to DDoS Attacks
One in five UK businesses were struck by DDoS attacks in 2012.
Analytics firm Neustar have recently released a report which reveals twenty-two percent of UK businesses experienced a DDoS attack in 2012. This number is still lower than the 35 percent of US firms who reported DDoS attacks in a separate study carried out in 2012.
The company was quick to point out the similarity in the rates once the Iranian-backed DDoS attacks on US banks were removed from the data pool. Of the firms included in the study, 50 percent experienced e-commerce based attacks aimed at disrupting traffic-dependent websites. The duration of one in five of the attacks was a week or longer. Possibly the largest DDoS attack ever was recorded by mitigation firm Prolexic in May, peaking at 167Gbps.
Original article by John E Dunn.
Read the full story here.
Leave a comment
K-12 teachers offered training to help give every student an education in cybersecuri Read more
Battling Procedure Fatigue in Cybersecurity . . . Or . . . making sure we don’t just Read more
Weekly themes for the annual event have been announced… An article review. October is Read more
Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users). Now that we have our own em Read more