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Denial-of-Service Attacks

Botnet and denial-of-service attacks are most likely to occur during the holiday season, according to the survey. The threat is likely to occur during high traffic days, making it difficult to detect and mitigate, according to survey respondents. The attacks are designed to bring down websites, but they can also be directed to specific web applications or services hosted by third-party providers, making it even more difficult to respond and get the problem fixed quickly.

The survey found that most respondents had either deployed denial-of-service technology to address the issue or have contracted with a third-party service provider to provide protection if an incident takes place during peak times.