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Attackers continue to enhance their performance, apply smart business techniques

A new report by Netscout indicates that the global threat landscape in the second half of 2018 was characterized by “attacks on steroids.” Over that period, the company tracked 35 advanced persistent threat APT) groups and noticed that groups supported by states such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia were getting more active and kept improving their offensive cyber capabilities.

The number of cybercrime groups also increased and these threat actors are using more sophisticated attack techniques and adopting smart business practices to increase attack monetization. The research also found that DDoS attacks increased by 26% compared to the second half of 2017 while the worldwide maximum DDoS attack volume rose 19%.

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