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DDoS Attacks More Damaging Than Ever Before

Posted on 3.10.2016

Verisign is warning that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are bigger, more frequently and more damaging than ever before. 

In a recent report, Verisign indicated that DDoS activity is the highest it has ever been. It's so bad right now, that in the final quarter of 2015, there was an 85 percent rise in instances when compared to the same period in 2014. 

The fastest flood attack detected by Verisign occurred during the final quarter of 2015, targeting a company in the telecommunications industry by sending 125 million packets per second (Mpps), and driving a volumetric DDoS attack of 65 gigabits per second (Gbps)


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"The 125 Mpps flood is one of the highest packets per second floods ever observed by Verisign, surpassing the previous flood of 91 Mpps mitigated by Verisign in Q2 2014. This attack, aimed at disrupting critical network services, consisted of multiple short bursts in DDoS traffic and continued intermittently for several weeks," says the report.

 

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