Government official: "DDoS attack does not affect the business a company makes"

A senior government official has claimed that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks "do not lose companies any business".

In a briefing on Friday, the official - who is associated with the UK cyber strategy, but refused to be named - claimed that a major trend the government had seen in the last 12 months was the number of distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks.

He gave an example of global sports brand Adidas, who have seen such an increase in the attacks that they deal with it as part of "their daily routine". But alarmingly, he then said that DDoS attacks were "just an inconvenience" and do "not lose [companies] any business."