2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers

Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
According to researchers with NexusGuard, there was an 83% increase of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2016 compared to
During a one year period from April 2015 through March 2016, Imperva Incapsula reports it blocked an average of 445 DDoS atta
Application layer DDoS attacks still make up 60% of DDoS attacks today but they're increasingly being displaced by network la
The criminals are using the secure DNSSEC protocol against the industry by taking advantage of a common misconfiguration to a
Researchers with Arbor Networks corroborate the evidence that reflection attacks are on the rise. They report it has contribu
The average DDoS attack size also increased by 30% in the first half of 2016 compared to 2015, according to Arbor Networks. T
Kaspersky Lab reports that DDoS attacks are increasingly coming at the hands of Linux botnets. In the second quarter of 2016,
The large majority of DDoS attacks are fairly short in duration. In the first quarter of 2016, over 93% of attacks lasted und

As inevitable as death and taxes, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the enterprise continue as strong as ever. According to all of the latest data, 2016 has seen DDoS attacks intensify in frequency and size, particularly as attackers are increasingly using DNS and DNSSEC to amplify attacks for greater impact against their victims using fewer botnet resources.

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