Mark Moses, director of client engagement at security firm nVisium, noted that the shift to work-from-home gave attackers fresh means to use DDoS as a way to target multiple networks. These attackers intended to either bring down the infrastructure or squeeze money from a victim to stop further attacks from happening.

“Unfortunately, bad actors have taken advantage of the new reliance on online work; targeting service providers to bring a target down for economic or political reasons,” Moses told Dice. “Criminals select a target hoping for economic gain by demanding ransom or a perceived political gain by targeting a provider that has offended their political sensibilities in some way.”

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