Report: DDoS attacks companies incurring financial losses of more than $ 400,000 per attack




Reached poll results conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, may cause a single attack of withholding Distributed service DDoS attacks on one of the companies resources on the Internet in large losses ranging on average between US $ 52,000 to US $ 444 000 depending on the size of the company.

Kaspersky Lab confirmed that these expenses incurred severe damage to the balance sheet for many companies, in addition to the damage to its reputation as a result of losing access to the resources of partners and customers over the Internet. The total costs reflect many of the problems faced by companies after being attacked DDoS.

According to the poll, 61% of the victims of the attack temporarily lost access to important business information; while 38% of companies have not been able to carry out its core business, said 33% of the respondents that they have lost jobs and contracts for work.

In addition, it is within 29% of the cases that came under attack DDoS attack was successful for each negative repercussions on the credit rating of the company, while it is within 26% of those cases caused by increasing the value and the cost of insurance premiums.

The experts include the correct one attack damage costs at the expense of the average amount. For example, the 65% of the companies in consultation with specialists in IT security, and has 49% of the companies to pay the costs of modifying the infrastructure for information technology their own, and had 46% of the victims to resort to lawyers and resorted 41% of them to risk managers, etc. These are only the most common expenses.

According to the survey it is often spread information about DDoS attacks and the resulting disruption of the business and so increase the risk. 38% of companies have suffered damage to its reputation as a result of an attack DDoS, and forced almost one company from all three companies came under the attack to seek help from consultants to improve the company’s image.

Said Eugene Vigeoffski, head of the anti-DDoS in Kaspersky Lab: “It is possible to catch one DDoS attack successful damage critical business services, resulting in serious consequences for the company.”

Vigeoffski and hit the example of the attacks that recently took place on the banking sites in the United Arab Emirates during the busiest times at the end of the month. He also said another example is the attacks on Scandinavian banks earlier this year (in particular, the attack on OP Pohjola Group Finnish) causing the interruption of Internet services for a few days also halted the completion of bank card transactions, which is a recurring problem in such these cases.

For this, Vigeoffski advised companies today that take into account the priority to insulate itself against DDoS attacks as an integral part of the overall policy for the security of information technology, as the importance of having the same protection from malware, targeted attacks, data leakage, and the like.


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