Cyberattacks in Canada Grew 10% in Q4 2022: Cloudflare

Cloudflare has published its DDoS Threat Report for the fourth and final quarter of 2022, offering insights and trends about the DDoS threat landscape.

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According to the cybersecurity company, an overall 10% increase in cyberattacks for Canada was observed in Q4 2022, said a spokesperson in an email to iPhone in Canada.

The industries most targeted by cyberattacks in Canada were Technology organizations. Other highly targeted industries include jobs/careers, government, travel, religion, education, and gambling.

The firm also noticed a +30% spike in Internet traffic this past November.

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Internet traffic for the shopping and auctions industries peaked in the Black Friday week of November, representing 14.6% of traffic in Canada.

SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet traffic in Canada also doubled from May until late November.

The Main Canada-specific highlights of the report include:

  • Cyberattacks on the country grew, peaking at the end of 2022 (Q4’22) by more than a 10% increase.
  • During 2022, Canada had a peak growth of Internet traffic with a 31% increase during November.
  • Technology was the most popular Internet traffic category, ending the year making up 32.4% of Internet traffic.

Visit the source page to learn more about the top global DDoS attack trends for Q4 2022 DDoS.