For more than 20 years, Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks have been flooding legitimate websites and disrupting service. After all this time, however, DDoS attacks have not slowed, but rather intensified, and even varied in size and type.
In Q1 2018, Verisign, a trusted CSC® partner, observed that 58% of mitigated DDoS attacks employed multiple attack types. This included a 53% increase in the number of attacks, as well as a 47% increase in the attack peak sizes, when compared to Q4 2017; however, the attack peak sizes have decreased by 21%, year over year.
Overall, DDoS attacks remain unpredictable and vary widely in terms of speed and complexity; and the use of multi-vector attacks requires continuous monitoring to detect shifts in vectors and expert mitigation management to adapt countermeasures in response to the changing tactics.
For more observations and insights with a unique view into the attack trends unfolding, please download the complimentary DDoS Trends Report. Courtesy of Verisign®, a global network infrastructure company, the report analyzes attack statistics, behavioral trends, and future outlook.