Lumen shatters records with staggering 4000% surge in government DDoS attacks

February 10, 2024
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A recent report from Lumen Technologies has revealed a significant increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against government entities. The report stated that nearly 70% of the 1,000 largest DDoS attacks mitigated by Lumen Technologies in Q4 2023 targeted the government. Additionally, there was a 163% quarterly increase in DDoS attacks against the government during that period, and a staggering 4,000% increase year over year.

Sharada Achanta, Lumen’s Vice President of Product, Cybersecurity, and AI, commented on the findings, stating that the possession of sensitive data makes the government “a prime target for cyberattacks” by actors who aim to spy, extort, or cause disruptions. Achanta also emphasized the capabilities of Lumen’s threat intelligence and DDoS mitigation, powered by AI and machine learning, as a comprehensive cybersecurity solution.

  • Lumen Technologies has reported a 4,000% year-over-year increase in DDoS attacks against government entities.
  • Nearly 70% of the 1,000 largest DDoS attacks mitigated by Lumen in Q4 2023 targeted the government.
  • There was a 163% quarterly increase in DDoS attacks against the government during Q4 2023.
  • Sharada Achanta, Lumen’s VP of Product, highlighted the government’s vulnerability to cyberattacks due to its possession of sensitive data.

Government entities are often targets for cyberattacks due to the sensitive data they possess. The rise in DDoS attacks against the government highlights the need for robust cybersecurity measures to mitigate these threats. Lumen Technologies offers AI and machine learning-powered threat intelligence and DDoS mitigation solutions to provide comprehensive cybersecurity protection. Continued investment in cybersecurity infrastructure and technologies is crucial for government organizations to safeguard their data and ensure continuity of operations.

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