DDoS Attack Report: Q3 2013

DDoS Attack Report: Q3 2013

Each quarter Prolexic publishes a wide variety of metrics gathered from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against its global client base, which includes over 100 financial services firms. This quarter showed a significant shift in tactics as DDoS perpetrators used more reflection attacks, which increased 265% over Q3 2012 and 70% over the previous quarter.

The Q3 attack report includes:

  • Analysis of recent DDoS attack trends;
  • Breakdown of average Gbps/pps statistics;
  • Year-over-year and quarter-by-quarter analysis;
  • Types and frequency of application-layer attacks;
  • Types and frequency of infrastructure attacks;
  • Trends in attack frequency, size and sources;
  • Where and when DDoSers launch attacks;
  • Reflection attack case study and analysis.



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