We saw record-breaking numbers of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic was the clear catalyst. Attackers widened their target profile beyond usual-suspect industries as the massive shift to online work and play opened promising new avenues of attack. And as the world leaned even more heavily on pandemic-era mainstays such online streaming, ecommerce, cloud, and online learning, attackers naturally followed.
While that unprecedented activity was widely reflected worldwide, it’s also useful to narrow the lens to see variations in impact at a more granular level. In this article, let's take a look on the DDoS activity in the United Kingdom.