Imperva Research Labs Records Largest DDoS Attacks of the Year as COVID-19 Shutdowns Continue
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Imperva, Inc., the cybersecurity leader championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside, published its July 2020 Cyber Threat Index Report. The report revealed two of the largest recorded DDoS attacks of 2020, underscoring an ongoing increase in application layer attacks of notable size and/or duration.
The monthly report also showed network traffic to education sites is increasing as families prepare for distance learning, eCommerce and retail attacks are increasingly bot-driven, and the overall Cyber Threat Index (CTI) score continues to be at a ‘high’ level.
Key findings between July 1 and July 31, 2020 include:
The July 2020 Cyber Threat Index is available at https://www.imperva.com/cyber-threat-index/.
“As businesses continue to adjust to online traffic demands, we’ve seen how it has impacted the application attack surfaces,” said Nadav Avital, head of security research at Imperva. “While network traffic continues to vary, DDoS attacks are growing in size and frequency. In an increasingly digital world, businesses must be prepared to defend their sites and customer uptime. We recorded the two largest DDoS attacks of the year in July; these attacks are only one result of an ongoing trend as more businesses rely on digital uptime and presence for success.”
The Cyber Threat Index was created by Imperva Research Labs, a premier research organization for security analysis, vulnerability discovery, and compliance expertise. The organization provides round-the-clock research into the latest security vulnerabilities and is comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security.