In the first two weeks of April, sudden spikes of traffic started hitting gaming and gambling sites in Hong Kong. The increased rush weren’t anxious gamers looking to place bets, but a DDoS attack designed to take the sites offline.
The unusual activity hounding sites in Hong Kong was caught by Security Engineering and Response Team at Arbor Networks, a cyber security firm based in the U.S.
A massive influx of traffic from China starting pouring into the territory on April 6, and carried out in blasts through April 13. During that time frame, Hong Kong was the top destination for targeted attacks, topping the U.S., which routinely receives the highest percentage of DDoS attacks.
It’s uncommon for Hong Kong