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10 Disruptive DDoS Attack Trends To Watch In 2021

From targeting nontraditional infrastructure and using novel protocols to exploiting weak IoT device credentials and taking over devices with Mozi botnets, here are the most alarming DDoS attack trends.

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Using Infrastructure To Orchestrate Attacks

Traditional DDoS has evolved to be more ransomware-focused as adversaries increasingly leverage infrastructure to orchestrate DDoS strikes, according to Petko Stoyanov, Forcepoint’s global chief technology officer. Distributed workforces in the wake of COVID-19 have made it harder to carry out traditional DDoS attacks, with victims of DDoS ransomware focused primarily on getting their data back.

Threat actors have begun using private clouds to attack Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which has contributed to a significant increase in alerts, according to Stoyanov. But the adoption of cloud computing means that organizations still have access to critical functions and services even if their website goes down, increasing resiliency and allowing business units to maintain operations, he said.


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