From hybrid attacks to fake LinkedIn phishing emails, experts outline what they consider some of the major and emerging cybersecurity threats.
DDoS attacks on the rise
Nexusguard, a cloud-based DDoS solution provider, reports distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks increased in the first half of the year by 76 percent, compared to the same time period in 2021. However, in a press release, the company did note that the average (0.59 Gbps) and maximum (232.0 Gbps) attack sizes each decreased by 56 percent and 66.8 percent, respectively, during the same time period.
Others are confirming that DDoS attacks are on the rise in general. Btw: the most recent notable DDoS attack occurred early this month during the launch of Overwatch 2, one of the biggest games of the year, as TechCrunch reports.