The Dutch national tax office said its website went offline briefly, for 5-10 minutes. Regardless of how long they were under DDoS attack, those afflicted Dutch organizations should also be concerned about a security breach.
This past spring American International Group (AIG), one of the largest cyber insurance companies, surveyed cyber security and risk experts to gain a deeper understanding of their views of the likelihood and impact of a systemic cyber-attack.
DDoS extortion campaigns are a common tool in the cyber-threat arsenal, and one of the easiest ways for an attacker to turn a quick profit. When service availability is threatened, the victim company needs to consider the potential loss in downtime, revenues and brand damage.
If you’re doing research about DDoS protection solutions there are many choices out there, and it can be challenging to find the solution that best fits your organization. Learn about the pros and cons of scrubbing service vs. cloud-based mitigation vs. DDoS mitigation appliances.