Monday, January 21, 2013

[Prolexic Q4 DDoS Report]: 27.5% More Attacks; Average Attack 32 Hours, 5.9 Gbps

  
A recent report by Prolexic Technologies, find that the ".. scale and diversity of attacks increased against its global client base in Q4 2012 .. While Q4 media reports focused on large DDoS attacks primarily against U.S. financial services companies, Prolexic also mitigated 50+ Gbps DDoS attacks against clients in the e-Commerce and software as a service (SaaS) sectors"

Prolexic provided the following statistics for Q4, 2012:


Q4, 2012
Change from
Q3, 2012
Change from Q4 2011
Number of attacks

+27.5%
+19%
Infrastructure (network) attacks
Share - 75%

SYN - 24%, ICMP - 18%
UDP-15%
DNS-4.7%
+17%*
+15%*
Application attacks
Share - 25%

HTTP Get - 20%
+72%*
+30%*
Average Attack  length
32.2 hours
+67%
-6%
Average attack size
5.9 Gbps
+20%
+13%


* Increase in the number of attacks.

See "Large-Scale DDoS Attacks Grow Bigger and More Diversified According to Prolexic’s Latest Report" - here.

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