UK Continues to Be Battered by DDoS Attacks
DDoS attacks increase by over 200 percent, with the United Kingdom the second most targeted nation.
By Tom Jowitt
The United Kingdom remains a major target for criminals as security specialist Imperva reveals South Korea continues its run as the main source of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
The latest DDoS Threat Landscape Report from Imperva also found that the United Kingdom continues to be the second most targeted nation for DDoS attacks, which have risen 211 percent year over year.
DDoS ScourgeThe rise of DDoS attacks are being fueled by DDoS-for-hire services (stressers or booters), said the security firm. It found that the number of these DDoS services had risen from 63.8 percent in Q2 2015 to 93 percent in Q1 2016.
"Looking at data across the four quarters, you can observe an uptick in repeated attack events, which have increased from 29.4 percent in Q3 2015 to 49.9 percent in Q1 2016," blogged Imperva. "This showcases the tenacity of DDoS offenders, many of whom persist in trying to take a target down even after multiple failed attempts."