1/4 Of DDoS Attacks Hit Unintended Victims

In response to today’s Kaspersky Labs’ research summary No Room for Cyber-Complacency: a Quarter of DDoS Attacks Claim Unintended Victims”, a cybersecurity expert with Corero Network Security, leaders in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions commented below.

Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security:

“Naturally, we agree with Kaspersky’s recommendation that organizations invest in DDoS protection. However, in order for someone to ascertain that their organization is an unintended victim of an attack, they would need to know who the attacker was and – more tellingly – who had paid them to execute it.  Victims are often unlikely to know either identity.

“Since research indicates that targeted DDoS attacks are seldom executed for fun, this raises the question: why would an attacker invest the resources to knowingly attack the wrong target?”