Today the NCSC released its annual Cyber Threat Report which highlights an increase in denial of service incidents against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
The report says:
· In the 2020/21 year, 33% of malicious incidents fell into the post-compromise category. A large proportion of these were denial of service or ransomware incidents.
· These actors aim to apply pressure and extort payments from high-value, high-reward victims by deliberately disrupting critical services.
Reinhart Hansen, Asia Pacific and Japan CTO for Imperva provides further context in his commentary below. He discusses:
· How heavily NZ is being targeted for DDoS attacks and why
· Reasons why some NZ organisations have fallen prey to DDoS attacks
· What NZ organisations should do to better mitigate the risk of DDoS attacks in the future