Cloudflare reveals DDoS attacks have surged this year

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The pandemic has seen an increase in cybercrime across the board but new research from Cloudflare has revealed that DDoS attacks are surging this year both in frequency and sophistication.

After doubling from Q1 to Q2, the total number of network layer attacks in Q3 of this year doubled again resulting in a four time increase in the number of attacks when compared to pre-Covid levels in the first quarter. At the same time, Cloudflare observed more attack vectors deployed than ever with a huge increase in protocol specific attacks including mDNS, Memcached and Jenkin DoS attacks.

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