Cyber Latest: UK is second most targeted nation for DDoS attacks

September 7, 2016

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A recent study has highlighted the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which hit the UK – revealing that it is the second most attacked country only behind the US.

With 9.3% of all DDoS attacks worldwide, the UK threat peaked around the Christmas period when “increased cyber extortion attempts caused a boom in criminal activity.” the report from Imperva found.

Fuelled by DDoS for hire attacks where small payments can buy someone a short-burst, unsophisticated attack, they highlight the real risks facing businesses and people across the world – with the UK a prime target.

Sarah Green, Cyber Security business manager at Training 2000 said:

This is more evidence that the UK is a key target when it comes to cyber attacks, against both businesses and individuals.

It is guaranteed that this threat is going to exist and grow going forward, so the key is to protect against it and stay one step ahead of the criminals.

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