Sunday March 06, 2016

DDoS Attacks Up 149% From Last Quarter

According to a "State of the Internet" report, DDoS attacks are more prevalent than ever, with the gaming and technology industries getting the most of them.

DDoS's in particular have seen quite the massive increase since last quarter, with a 148.85% increase in overall occurrences. The bright side is that duration seems to have been shortened, probably due to the pay-per-play nature of the services that seem to be the most used. But that didn't stop those sites from being targeted multiple times, up to 24 times in some cases. The good news is that the actual number of packets sent was lower. How very nice of these attackers.

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