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NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report 1H 2020

In the first half of 2020, attackers targeted COVID-era lifelines such as e-commerce, healthcare, and education with an unprecedented number of shorter, faster, more complex DDoS attacks. Complex 15-plus multivector attacks spiked, while attack duration increased. This is bad math for defenders, as Shorter duration + increased complexity = less time to respond to increasingly difficult-to-mitigate attacks.