European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) – Threat Landscape for DoS Attacks

February 8, 2024

Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks have been a constant security concern for organisations. However, in the last few years, DoS attacks have become easier, cheaper and more aggressive than ever before. The emergence of new armed conflicts around the world acted as fuel to new waves of DoS attacks where newly formed threat groups pick and choose various targets.


The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) released a report which aims to bring new insights to the DoS threat landscape.


Through a careful analysis of the motivations and impact of DoS attacks, this report aids organisations to understand this threat and how to better protect themselves if they are ever a target. The insights shared in this report are the result of a thorough mapping and analysis of DoS incidents discovered from January 2022 to August 2023.


The findings of this study show that, although all sectors are affected by DoS attacks, the most targeted sectors are those associated with government services, which seem to be time and time again selected as a primary target of DoS attacks, mainly motivated by retaliation against their political actions and statements.


Read the relevant press release which ENISA issued and find the report here.