Report: DDoS Cyberattacks Pile Pressure on Critical Manufacturing Sector

March 22, 2022
Industrial and manufacturing sectors are observing their critical infrastructure become prime targets of Distributed Denial of Service invasions.

Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks refer to malicious breaks in normal traffic of a server or distributed network. The good news is the number of DDoS attacks went from 5.4 million attacks over the first half of the year to 4.4 million attacks in the second half of 2021, said Richard Hummel, a threat research lead at Netscout, a cybersecurity, service assurance and business analytics solution provider. The bad news is adversaries are finding alternative ways—aside from sheer volume of attacks—to be able to harm the digital supply chain (software publishers, computer manufacturing and computer storage manufacturing), he said. 

According to a Netscout Threat Intelligence Report bi-annual report, cybercriminals launched 606% more attacks against software publishers, 162% more attacks against computer manufacturers and 263% more attacks against computer storage manufacturers. Adversaries going after VPNs or DNS servers or internet exchanges—the networks that allow us to communicate, Hummel explained during a screencast with Machine Design. “They are going after this fundamental layer of what allows us to get on the internet and are specifically going after these manufacturers,” he said.

Click here to access the Netscout Threat Intelligence Report.

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