Black Friday is prime time for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, especially as retail goes online even more than usual in 2020.
Forecasters predict e-commerce sales will soar to new heights this holiday season, increasing by as much as 35% year-over-year. This explosion in online shopping brings new challenges to retailers, including managing logistics and supply chains. It also means that increased cyber threats targeting the retail industry are all but inevitable. While retailers should take measures to secure e-commerce infrastructures all year long, this year’s Black Friday DDoS attacks may be especially challenging if they accompany exceptionally high volumes of normal traffic.