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24%: US worst offender for cyber-attacks
Almost a quarter (24%) of DDoS cyber-attacks in the fourth quarter of 2016 originated from the US, according to market research group Statista. Many people assume China and Russia are the major sources of such damaging computer incidents, but they came fourth and fifth respectively after the UK and Germany.
DDoS is one of the most common forms of cyber-attacks on organisations, responsible for stealing users’ details, passwords, personal data, or just shutting down IT systems en masse.
Lloyds bank was reportedly on the end of a DDoS attack in January when thousands of customers were prevented from using their online accounts.