Kazakhstan is struggling with a growing number of DDoS attacks

A DDoS attack (Distributed-Denial-of-Service) is an avalanche-like stream of requests with dynamic growth to an online resource in order to increase the load and further disable it. One of the options is a direct attack on the communication channel, which is completely blocked by a huge amount of useless data. The second - an attack directly on the server, resulting in inaccessibility or deterioration of public web services can last for a long time, from a few hours to several days.

DDoS attacks are very dangerous and in most cases they are used for competitive purposes, industrial espionage, or to distract system administrators from illegal actions such as stealing money from accounts. It is worth noting that according to experts, theft is the main motive behind DDoS attacks. Attackers usually target the websites of banks and other financial sector companies. For example, in March 2022 the highest DDoS attack activity came from financial institutions, primarily banks: their share in the total volume of attacks increased threefold, to 35%.

If we talk about Kazakhstan's realities, DDoS-attacks are most likely to occur in those industries where there is maximum economic growth. These are profitable industries of the country, such as mining and manufacturing industries, public administration, defense and social security, wholesale and retail trade, construction, education, financial and insurance activities and others. It is important to note that the rating of industries includes companies, whose average semi-annual income was more than three million MCI, which is about 9.2 billion tenge. That is, the vulnerability of highly profitable industries is obvious.

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