The attacks were done out of office hours.
A new report has revealed that the UK servers are the prime targets of a large amount of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) attacks globally.
VoIP carries voice and multimedia traffic over computer networks like the internet. Voice signals will be converted into digital signals.
Nettitude said it observed a vast amount of VoIP attacks against the servers it monitors during the first quarter of this year.
The report said the attacks started just a few minutes after a new server went live and the number of attacks against the VoIP services represented 67% of all attacks recorded against Nettitude’s UK based servers.
SQL was the second most attacked service accounting for just 4% of the entire traffic.
Nettitude observed attacks at several layers including policies and procedures, abuse of long call privileges, network layer and application layer.
The attacks against UK servers were done out of office hours with 88% of VoIP attacks were realised when there would typically be no security staff present to monitor the situation.
Nettitude said as many companies cannot afford security analysts throughout a day, the need of dedicated services is must to make sure that correct responses and actions are taken when attacks are identified.