Worldwide list of DDoS attacks - August 2020

List of DDoS attacks took place during the month of August 2020. 

Date of attack Country Industry Downtime  Companies Affected Size of Company Attack Details Press Link 
August 27 New Zealand Financial Institutions 3 days NZX Stock Exchange Broker Medium Sporadically disrupted network connectivity,  websites, market announcement platform and trading in its cash markets.  Click here
August 23 NA Retail (Darknet) 3 days Empire Market NA Reduced access speed  and affected the functioning of its  open-source cryptocurrency. Click here
August 21 USA Gaming NA Call of Duty League Championship Enterprise Delayed stream with leaked results, has  put  millions of dollars on the line. Click here
August 20 UK Education 1 day Myerscough College Enterprise Exam results went offline, and damaged IT infrastructure, leading to offline results. Click here
August 19 USA and UK Financial Institutions NA NA Enterprises 12+ financial organizations impacted by extortion campaigns tied to DDoS attacks of maximum 50 GB/sec.  Click here
August 11 Iran Government NA People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran  NA Website and servers overwhelmed making it inaccessible for users. Click here
August 9 Belarus (Europe) Government 2 days Central Election Commission,  State Security Committee (KGB) and the Interior Ministry NA On election day, attacks launched against Belarusian government  agencies depriving access to people. Click here
August 6 USA Education 2 days Southern Hancock District Enterprise Virtual school, in-school work, and internet access across the district shut down. Click here
August 2 USA Education 3 days Hudson Independent School District Enterprise 10,000 requests per second, i.e. 36 million requests per hour rendered the website inaccessible. Click here
August 2 Australia Telecom 4 hrs Telstra NBN Enterprise The internet was down for Telstra customers as the domain name server (DNS) overwhelmed the company’s network infrastructure. Click here