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Brunei source of 3.6pc of global DDoS attacks last year

Brunei Darussalam is the third highest source of global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2021, said United National Networks Sdn Bhd (UNN) in a statement yesterday.

A DDoS attack is when a party with malicious intent remotely controls a network of hijacked computers and devices infected with malware to overwhelm Internet traffic going to servers of a business, said UNN, adding that the cyberattack ultimately denies users from accessing information systems, devices, or other network resources from the
targetted server.

UNN said according to a leading cloud-based provider’s DDoS attack metrics report in 2021, 3.6 per cent of global DDoS attack traffic comes from the country. “This makes Brunei the third-highest source of Global DDoS attacks, caused by infected devices located in the country,” said the telecommunications provider.

However, the company said DDoS attacks on businesses in Brunei could be carried out by bot networks originating outside of the country.

“These observations mean that local businesses are susceptible to increased risk of DDoS attacks as long as they are connected to the Internet,” said the company, adding that “DDoS attacks may lead businesses to experience financial losses, damage to their brand reputation, and even loss of business due to the unavailability of their online presence”.

UNN said they have introduced a cybersecurity service called DDoS Defence, aimed at protecting local companies from malicious threats and ensuring the lifeline for online service remains uninterrupted during DDoS attack.

The company said DDoS Defence is the first service from UNN’s curated Cyber Security related product and services portfolio to support the Brunei Government’s initiative to achieve the Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 for Smart Nation.

Those interested can contact the UNN Sales Team at or visit for more information.


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