In 2022 the DDoS threat landscape was dominated by geopolitical events and cyber warfare centered around political unrest between Russia and Ukraine. New politically-motivated Advanced Persistent Threat Groups, using DDoS attacks as a weapon, posed a serious threat to critical infrastructure organizations.
Ransom DDoS attacks continued to disrupt, while DDoS attacks used as a smokescreen for further malicious activity emerged as a growing trend. It has become clear that a DDoS attack can leave infrastructure vulnerable to further attacks — driving the need for additional protection.
Here are a few highlights from the report: