China hosts most of the DDoS attacks says report

China has emerged as a top nation to host the highest number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks in recent past and is also a leading nation to launch modern cyber warfare.

A report released by A10 Networks, a US based company offering software and hardware related application delivery controllers stated that China has hosted over 2.5 million Denial of service attacks on companies across the globe and more than half among them were subjected to disrupt government computer networks.

Interestingly, US stood at the second position in the list of nations hosting DdoS attacks. But the good news is that the nation’s government never funded or taken control of the situation emerging from the consequences of the digital warfare.

In another news related to distributed-denial-of-service attack, UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) released a shocking report stating that young people from their nation, as young as 9, are involving in cyber crime and have launched most of the DdoS attacks in the past three years.

It’s said that most of the school going students were being lured into the crime and were being targeted by gangs to distribute ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and gaming malware.

So, NCA is urging the school managements to educate the students about the do’s and don’t written in the Computer Misuse Act and the consequences related to the cyber crime- if/when committed.

Note- UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) that maintains a team of experts to prevent cyber crime reports the median age for students to involve in cyber crime was termed to be 15 on average, but some offenders caught in between 2019 to 2020 were termed to be just 9.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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