Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Access Control
LeftNav
Alarms
LeftNav
Biometrics
LeftNav
Detection
LeftNav
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Government Programmes
LeftNav
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
LeftNav
Industrial Computing Security
LeftNav
IT Security
LeftNav
Physical Security
LeftNav
Surveillance
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
 
 
News

Half of companies believe DDoS attacks are staged against them

Kaspersky Lab UK : 14 December, 2015  (Technical Article)
Survey from Kaspersky Lab reveals extent to which companies believe they are the victims of staged attacks launched by identifiable culprits
Half of companies believe DDoS attacks are staged against them

According to recent research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, nearly half (48%) of the companies surveyed believe they know the identity and motivation of those behind recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)  attacks against them, with many naming competitors as key culprits.

Whilst criminals seeking to disrupt a company’s operations make up over a quarter (28%) of the suspects, a surprising one in eight (12%) companies believe that their competitors are responsible and have paid for DDoS attacks against them, making these cyber-threats even more harmful. This suspicion increases even more for those in the business services industry, with over a third surveyed (38%) believing that their competitors were behind a DDoS attack.

Other perpetrators cited by the respondents include: criminals seeking to disrupt or distract while another attack took place (18%); criminals seeking to disrupt their services for a ransom (17%); political activists (11%); and governments or state powers (5%). The most popular motivation for the attacks was deemed to be a ransom, according to manufacturers (27%) and those in the telecoms industry (27%).

“DDoS attacks are no longer just about cyber-criminals seeking to halt a company’s operations. Businesses are becoming suspicious of each other and there is a real concern that many companies – including small and medium-sized ones – are being affected by the underhand tactics of their competitors, who are commissioning DDoS attacks directly against them, damaging their operations and reputation,” comments Evgeny Vigovsky, Head of Kaspersky DDoS Protection, Kaspersky Lab.

“No matter what industry you operate in, your organisation will have competitors, so it is wise to remain vigilant and fully understand the repercussions of a DDoS attack on your business in terms of the potential financial and reputational damage. It is wise not to pay a ransom, or to fall victim to cyber-criminals or competitors. Ensure that you have the appropriate security measures in place to help manage the increased risk posed to your business from DDoS attacks,” he continues.

To help businesses stay one step ahead, Kaspersky DDoS Protection delivers total, integrated DDoS attack protection and mitigation, defending businesses at every stage of an attempted DDoS attack. From analysis of online traffic through to sending alerts about possible threats and cleaning traffic, Kaspersky DDoS Protection provides everything a business needs to defend against and mitigate the effects of all types of DDoS attacks.

Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProSecurityZone.com
Netgains Logo