Public-sector DDoS attacks on the decline but far more aggressive

Federal Times: Weaponized data attacks on the public sector have seen a modest decrease in quantity, but not in quality.

While U.S. public sector entities experienced fewer attacks in the first part of 2017, down 10 percent from the latter half of 2016, it is taking them longer to detect and respond to the attacks. In addition, malware triggered during these distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is up by 20 percent (with ransomware and customer data loss experienced in concert with DDoS also rising significantly), according to a recent cybersecurity insights report by real-time information and analytics provider Neustar.

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