NSFOCUS Unveils 2023 Global DDoS Attack Landscape Report

NSFOCUS Unveils 2023 Global DDoS Attack Landscape Report

April 23, 2024 | NSFOCUS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23, 2024NSFOCUS, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the release of its annual report, the 2023 Global DDoS Attack Landscape Report. This comprehensive analysis provides critical insights into the evolving landscape of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, offering essential knowledge for organizations to stay ahead in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.

Highlights of the Report Include:

  • Rise in Large-Scale Attacks: The report documents a significant surge in both the scale and frequency of DDoS attacks, with more incidents exceeding 500Gbps than ever before.
  • Application Layer Assault: HTTPS Flood attacks have become the primary method of DDoS attacks, indicating a clear trend towards targeting the application layer.
  • Geopolitical Weapon: DDoS attacks are increasingly being utilized as a tool in geopolitical conflicts, aiming at vital government and infrastructure sectors.
  • APT Attack Smokescreens: The report reveals that DDoS attacks are often used as distractions for more advanced cyber threats including advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.
  • New Attack Vectors: The emergence of SLP reflection amplification and HTTP/2 Rapid Reset attacks are highlighted as new vectors that security professionals must be vigilant against.
  • IoT and Botnet Proliferation: The commercial availability of botnets, especially within IoT ecosystems, has made launching DDoS attacks more accessible, thereby increasing their prevalence.

NSFOCUS emphasizes the importance of understanding these trends to protect an organization’s digital assets effectively. The full report offers an in-depth exploration of DDoS attack strategies and the tactics employed by threat actors. Download the 2023 Global DDoS Attack Landscape Report and gain a deeper understanding of the current state of DDoS attacks.


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