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DDoS Threat Landscape Report 2023

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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:

  • Application layer DDoS attacks increased by 82% year-on-year
  • Imperva mitigated its largest application layer DDoS attack measuring 3.9 million requests per second (Rps)
  • Around 46% of websites that came under DDoS attack were attacked again
  • Application layer attacks on financial services grew by 121%
  • 66% of all Network Layer DDoS attacks mitigated by Imperva lasted 15 minutes or less
  • Financial services & Banking were the top targeted industries for network layer DDoS attacks in 2022