In the second quarter of 2021, the total number of DDoS attacks decreased by 38.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2020, and by 6.5 percent in 2021 compared to the previous quarter.
KasperskyAccording to the statement, recently, scammers have been looking for ways to strengthen DDoS attacks. With this quest, the number of attacks through the Session Relay Utilities (STUN) protocol for NAT has increased. Another apparent trend is TsuNAME in DNS resolverssecurityThe vulnerability was exploited to attack DNS servers. This has particularly resulted in disruptions to Xbox Live, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and other Microsoft cloud services. Internet service providers have also been affected by DDoS attacks.
The overall situation in the second quarter was relatively calm. In the second quarter of 2021, the total number of DDoS attacks decreased by 38.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2020, and by 6.5 percent in 2021 compared to the previous quarter. The average number of DDoS attacks fluctuated between 500 and 800 per day. Only 60 attacks were recorded on the quietest day, while on the busiest day that number reached 1,164. The geography of DDoS attacks has also changed during this period. The US once again led the way in the amount of DDoS attacks (36%). At the same time, China, which until this year regularly ranked first in this area (10.2 percent), continues to lose ground. Poland (6.3 percent) took the third place and increased its share by 4.3 percent. Brazil nearly doubled its share, reaching 6 percent and taking fourth place. Canada, which was in the top three before, 5 percent,
Kaspersky experts also analyzed which countries are prone to bots and malicious servers attacking IoT devices to expand their botnet networks. The results show that the majority of devices performing the attacks are in China
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Alexey Kiselev, Business Development Manager of Kaspersky DDoS Protection, commented in the statement, “The second quarter of 2021 was calm as we expected. There was a slight decrease in the total number of attacks compared to the previous quarter, which is typical for this period and we observe annually. Traditionally, this decrease was observed during the holidays. “We do not foresee any conditions for a sharp rise or fall in DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2021. The market will remain heavily dependent on the long-standing stable high value of cryptocurrencies.” he used his words.