DDoS just smokescreens

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly being used as a smokescreen for hacker attacks.

A new survey from Neustar reports 71 per cent of financial services firms attacked experienced some form of theft and 38 per cent found viruses or malware activation after a DDoS attack. More than half (57 per cent) of surveyed organisations reported theft after attack, including loss of customer data, finances or intellectual property. ®

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