DDoS Attacks on the Educational Sector are Threatening Online Learning

With the onset of Covid, online classes are starting to become a staple of modern learning. Many schools, colleges, and universities remain closed for months due to social distancing. Over 1.2 billion children are out of school globally.
Instead of whiteboards, we’re starting to use digital boards and software such as Miro. Instead of classrooms, we’re using Zoom and Skype calls. And for many, the only way to find out when the next lesson is starting is to look up a digital timetable on a school’s website.
At the same time, online learning infrastructure is largely unprotected. Many local schools or university websites operate under the pretense that they won’t become a DDoS target. And it’s easy to think that way. These platforms are small, they don’t generate a lot of income, if any, and they contribute to a good cause. So who would DDoS them?
and launch a powerful network flood for just a few dollars.

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Why should banks be concerned with DDoS attacks?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks first appeared on the radars of security experts around 1999, when a wave of cyberattacks brought down countless websites, including resources of major corporations, such as CNN, eBay, Amazon, and E-Trade.
Many years later, DDoS attacks have not lost their relevance, on the contrary, DDoS attacks are growing more and more destructive. Financial institutions are increasingly becoming the targets of malicious actors, their financial and commercial losses inflicted by DDoS, lost revenue, customer churn, and hits to reputation, far exceeding operating losses.
DDoS then is a real and pressing threat for banks. But why are DDoS attacks in this industry that much more prevalent?

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What Does 5G Mean for Global DDoS Vulnerability?

As the rollout of 5G continues, we look to the variety of applications it invites.
However, with such innovation also comes an increased risk for DDoS security.
Ramil Khantimirov, Stormwall, discusses how the global 5G coverage in tandem with IoT spurs novel cybersecurity vulnerabilities and outlines some steps the industry should take to prepare.

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