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The number of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks decreased sharply in the Q3 of 2020, according to Kaspersky.
Organizations are adopting cloud-based DDoS defences and substituting them for their old, premise-based DDoS appliances. Nonetheless, there are still a number of reasons why you might want to keep that DDoS appliance around.
According to Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends of January – March, Q1 2018, the number of attacks has increased 53% when compared to Q4 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has entered the 1 Tbps DDoS attack era. However, research shows that DDoS attacks are not just getting bigger; they’re also getting more sophisticated.
Many vendors make expansive marketing claims about mitigation capabilities, but when it comes to making contractual commitments to performance, the claims vaporize into thin air. It is fair to say that DDoS protection is only as good as your SLA.
Verisign observed a 25 percent decrease in the number of DDoS attacks in Q4 2017 compared to Q3 2017 and an 850 percent increase in the average of attack peak sizes.
A Memcached amplified attack makes use of legitimate third party Memcached servers to send spoofed attack traffic to a targeted victim.
Recently, Github was hit by one of the largest DDoS attack ever recorded in history. The DDoS attack lasted only for nine minutes, but the servers were flooded with data volumes reaching almost 2Tbps.
Exclusive: DDoS attack like Dyn, Github are rare but enterprises must deploy automatic DDoS protection, says Sean Newman, Corero Network Security
Attacks on the scale of Dyn and Github are rare – however, much smaller, more calculated, attacks are experienced by thousands of enterprises on a daily basis and these can have just as a significant impact for the target, says Sean Newman, Corero Network Security.