What You Need to Know
DDoS cybersecurity experts expect the number of DDoS attacks to continue to rise over the next few quarters, with all vertical industries likely to be targeted:
- The technical barrier to entry has been significantly lowered for malicious actors who seek to participate in DDoS attacks through improved accessibility to no-cost and simple, yet powerful tools.
- New types of attack tools will continue to evolve and achieve mainstream adoption in the coming months.
- However, attack durations can be expected to continue declining for enterprises protected by a mitigation provider.
Multi-pronged attacks against a country’s electoral system during this quarter highlighted the potential for DDoS threats to the political process:
- DDoS experts planned to analyze traffic patterns and data closely in the months leading up to the United States presidential election.
- The increasing ease of launching DDoS attacks combined with rising trends in hacktivism leads to the high probability of politically motivated attacks.
- Targets could include the presidential candidates’ websites, political parties or the interest groups that support them.