A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a company’s infrastructure, communications, applications, or other services. It costs money to recover from such an attack, but the revenue losses due to outages can be even higher. In 2021, the scale of these attacks hit record highs, and they are expected to continue to increase in number as botnets and DDoS-as-a-service platforms proliferate.

Freelance cybersecurity journalist Alex Korolov contributed to this report.

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