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DDoS attacks increasing as a business continuity threat to EMEA organizations

Neustar, Inc. has published the findings from its third annual DDoS attacks & impact report. Entitled ‘The Rise of Hybrid Prevention Strategies to Outperform Attackers,’ the report is based on a survey of IT professionals from across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to understand the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on business, ways in which companies are managing the crisis, and how attitudes towards DDoS attacks have changed over the past year.

Among the key findings from the survey is that 40 percent of companies estimate hourly losses of over £100,000 at peak times during a DDoS outage, a 470 percent rise since the last Neustar survey almost a year ago. Multiple attacks are also becoming more prevalent and are lasting even longer than those recorded in the last survey, with more than a third of attacks affecting businesses for more than 24 hours. Additionally, 52 percent of companies attacked find themselves the victims of theft, with 24 percent more businesses reporting loss of customer data, intellectual property or money during a DDoS attack compared to last year.

Download a copy of the full survey report here.

•Date: 1st April 2015 • Various •Type: Article • Topic:: ISM

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