In February 2020, the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon, fended off the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in history. As peak traffic volume hit 2.3 Tbps, e-commerce security experts declared this attack as “a warning we should not ignore.”
DDoS attacks are nothing new. Every day, security teams deal with these malicious attempts to overwhelm their companies’ websites with bot traffic. In the last year, the landscape shifted in favor of attackers, as many companies switched to a remote working model. For instance, 95% of IBM staff currently works remotely. Also, increased social distancing drives more people to shop online.