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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months

Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.

A rise in DDoS hire-for services and unsecured IoT devices is driving a sharp increase in the average number of daily DDoS attack attempts.

Organizations encounter an average of eight DDoS attack attempts per day, up from four attempts a day at the start of the year, according to a newly published Corero Network Security report that tracks DDoS trends from Q2-Q3 2017.

"The growing availability of DDoS-for-hire services is causing an explosion of attacks," said Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero.

Corero's report also points to botnets such as the Reaper, which were able to leverage the rise in unsecured IoT devices as weapons for larger DDoS attacks. The report also cites a return of Ransom Denial of Service (RDoS) threats in the third quarter.

Read more about the DDoS report here.

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