Service Provider Cloud Services Under Siege From Cyber Attacks.

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Netscout have recently released the first findings from its upcoming Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, revealing a clear trend of targeted attacks against service provider cloud services. In 2018, 47 percent of service providers reported distributed denial of service attacks attacks against cloud services, a 14 percent increase over 2017 and a 22 percent increase since 2016. With increased reliance on cloud-based services across the connected world, and cloud rapidly becoming an integral part of providers' offerings, successful attacks have the potential to inflict significant damage both to the providers and their customers.

"The cloud has become fundamental to our lives and businesses, and as more services and data move there it should come as no surprise that attackers are increasingly targeting cloud infrastructure and services with DDoS attacks. If it's important to you (network operators, enterprises and governments), it's important to them (attackers)," said Darren Anstee, Netscout CTO for Security. "As hybrid and multi-cloud environments will be with us for the foreseeable future, and as attackers increasingly use more sophisticated and dynamic multi-vector attacks, consistent multi-domain...

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