India suffers 1.6 billion cyberattacks in Q2: Indusface
Indusface, an app security solutions firm, has found over 1.6 billion cyberattacks in India in the second quarter ended September 30, 2023, showing an increase of 70 per cent over the previous quarter. “All of the healthcare sites and over 90 per cent of banking and insurance sites witnessed a bot attack during the quarter,” it said in a report on cyberattacks in the quarter.
There is a huge surge in DDoS attacks too. The report found that DDoS attacks were carried out from 8 million unique IPs for 14 days. The DDoS attack traffic ranged from 3,000-14,000 times more than the usual daily traffic on the target sites,” he said. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is an attack where cybercriminals significantly increase traffic to the target website using an army of the compromised computers in order to deny service to the regular visitors to a site. This makes the website unavailable to the user, causing losses to the service provider.