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2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers

Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
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According to researchers with NexusGuard, there was an 83% increase of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter. Among all those attacks, DNS is gaining steam as a primary protocol attack vector. Nevertheless, NTP still has the lead in that regard, making up 47% of all DDoS attacks tracked by the firm.

Image Source: NexusGuard

According to researchers with NexusGuard, there was an 83% increase of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter. Among all those attacks, DNS is gaining steam as a primary protocol attack vector. Nevertheless, NTP still has the lead in that regard, making up 47% of all DDoS attacks tracked by the firm.

Image Source: NexusGuard

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8/31/2016 | 9:42:41 PM
DDoS attacks are increasingly coming at the hands of Linux botnets
Could this be attributed to the less defined OS structure of Linux in comparison to Windows? Dabbling in Linux, my experience has been that the terminal is a very powerful tool and could be leveraged to perform nearly any function that I could think of.
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8/31/2016 | 9:38:35 PM
Application layer DDoS attacks still make up 60% of DDoS attacks today but they're increasingly being displaced by network layer attacks
I would still venture to say that aside from DoS utilizing DNS, the application layer attacks will likely be most effective due to their stealthy and slow nature. The network based can be mitigated at the ISP level or through scrubbing centers but I see many app layer DoS slipping through these mitigations.
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8/31/2016 | 9:33:47 PM
83% increase of DDoS attacks
With the simplicity at which DDoS attacks can be executed I anticipate that there will be an increase to which this attack is utilized. Also, reflective dns is a very powerful method of ddos. The anonymity and amplification that can be performed during the query makes it perfect for DoS.
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