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Moscow Companies Receive the Most DDoS Attacks in 2021

October 20, 2021, 15:11 (UTC+3)|
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The largest share of DDoS attacks in Russia in the first three quarters of this year fell on Moscow companies (60% of all incidents), according to the recent research by Rostelecom-Solar.

The data was collected from almost 300 companies from various industries, including telecom, retail, financial and public sector. In total, Russian companies were 2.5 times more likely to encounter such attacks compared to the same period last year.

The peak of hacker activity occurred in the first quarter of 2021. Thus, the number of DDoS attacks on banks increased 3.5 times. In online trading, such incidents happened 20% more often. Attacks on state-owned companies increased by 17%. At the same time, the number of attacks on data centers and the gaming segment decreased by 25% and 35%, respectively.

The value of the most powerful attack recorded was 462 Gbps. This is a third more than the peak of the three quarters of 2020. The longest attack lasted almost 4.5 days. Last year this figure was about 3 days.

Earlier, large DDoS attacks were reported by Yandex and, later, by VTB. The IT company later clarified that the attack was carried out using the Mēris botnet.

Original (in Russian)

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