Lumen mitigates 14% more DDoS attacks in Q2 than Q1 as criminals profit from ransom attacks
The second quarter of 2021 was particularly active for cybercriminals, and many high-profile events dominated the headlines.
To help businesses, government, clients and the industry better understand the security landscape, Lumen Technologies released its quarterly Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) report for Q2 2021.
“We are witnessing a rise in ransom DDoS attacks, where cybercriminals threaten to execute a DDoS attack unless a ransom is paid,” says Mike Benjamin, Lumen vice president of security and Black Lotus Labs. “The threat actors aren’t just looking to disrupt they are frequently running criminal campaigns looking to make a profit.
Some businesses are purely digital, and that makes them more vulnerable, because when the potential attack surface increases, this also increases the opportunity for threat actors. The best defense is a DDoS mitigation service that stops these attacks before they happen.”
Key findings from the Lumen 2Q 2021 DDoS report:
The security team at Lumen analysed intelligence from Black Lotus Labs the company’s threat research arm and attack trends from the Lumen DDoS Mitigation Service platform. The Lumen platform integrates countermeasures directly into the company’s extensive and deeply peered global network.
To learn more about Lumen’s methodology and the detailed data used to create this report, please see the full Lumen Quarterly DDoS Report for 2Q 2021.