Increase in DDoS Activities Globally

Published on 30 Jun 2022

Updated on 30 Jun 2022

There have been reports of increased Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)-related attacks on organisations globally. This advisory is to pre-empt your organisation on the potential issues arising from these attacks.

A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to make a machine (e.g. server) or network resource unavailable to its intended users by flooding it with unnecessary traffic or to cause the application or service to become unavailable by sending it specially crafted requests.

DDoS attacks can adversely impact your organisation's Internet presence by disrupting your services. Symptoms such as unusually slow Internet network performance and/or the inability to access websites could indicate that you are experiencing a DDoS attack.

For organisations which currently have DDoS protection in place, you are advised to start monitoring for such DDoS activities and respond accordingly.

Organisations which currently do not implement DDoS protection measures should consider deploying such measures.

In the event of a DDoS attack on your organisation, you are advised to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or hosting provider as they will be able to further advise you on an appropriate course of action.

If you suspect your organisation to be a victim of DDoS attacks, you are strongly advised to report the case to SingCERT too as the information could help raise the alert and prevent attacks against other targets.

For more information, refer to:

https://www.csa.gov.sg/gosafeonline/go-safe-for-business/smes/distributed-denial-of-service-attack/