The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has changed how users interact with the world and particularly with the Internet. Employees may now be working from home (or may have been laid off as a result of government-mandated business closures). Colleges and universities have largely shuttered their campuses and gone online. Online shopping has supplanted visits to brick-and-mortar stores. Business and leisure travel has largely ceased. Binge-watching streaming television has replaced going out for dinner, drinks, and a traditional movie. The world we inhabit today is NOT the same world we inhabited at the end of 2019.
This timely study reviews Farsight Security’s® observed traffic volumes for passive DNS cache miss traffic for 316 online sites selected from five broad categories: