Wednesday March 25, 2015

DDoS Attacks Reduce In Frequency But Grow In Volume

The good news is that the number of DDoS attacks is down by forty four percent. The bad news is that the severity of the attacks that did occur were far worse than usual.

According to the latest quarterly threat report from network security specialist Black Lotus the frequency of DDoS attacks fell by 44 percent in the last quarter of 2014. However, the average packet volume of attacks increased 340 percent to 4.36 million packets per second (Mpps), and the average bit volume swelled 245 percent to 12.1 gigabits per second (Gbps) over the same period.