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DDoS-for-Hire Crackdown Leads to 85% Drop in Attack Sizes

A new Nexusguard report highlights the positive effects of the FBI’s crackdown on 15 of the world’s most popular DDoS-for-hire websites in December of last year.

According to the study, the FBI operation caused DDoS attacks to decrease by 11% during Q4 of 2018 compared to Q4 of 2017. In addition, the average size of DDoS attacks decreased by 85%, while the maximum size decreased by 24%. However, the average DDoS campaign lasted far longer than a year ago, with the average duration increasing by 175.61% to 450 minutes, or 7,5 hours.

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