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Lumen report finds surge in targeting government sector through distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2023

By Jacob Livesay / February 9, 2024

The public sector experienced a significant increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service and application-layer threats in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report from Lumen Technologies.

Lumen found in the Thursday report that 66 percent of the largest 1,000 attacks mitigated by its security services were directed at the public sector. The report describes the high volume of attacks on the sector as “a significant deviation from past quarters, representing a 163% increase from Q3 and a considerable...

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