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DDoS trends: What are multi-vector attacks?

February 16, 2023

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) DDoS attacks refer to a malicious actor or actors temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to a network to render an entire network or website unavailable. While larger-scale DDoS attacks are predicted to rise, a new breed of shorter, faster threats called multi-vector attacks are emerging.

As the name implies, during a multi-vector DDoS attack, bad actors infiltrate a network using multiple entry points or “vectors.” Common vectors include emails, databases and web browsers. The goal can be to take down a target’s network or to obtain sensitive data.

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