Major DDoS attacks increased 967% this year
A new Neustar Research report shows that powerful DDoS attacks of over 100Gbps skyrocketed in the first quarter of this year. In comparison to Q1 of 2018, large DDoS attacks rose by 967%, with the biggest one peaking at 587Gbps, which was over 70% larger than the most powerful attack for the same period last year.
In addition, small attacks generating less than 5Gbps of malicious traffic increased by 257% compared to the first three months of last year. DDoS attacks are also getting increasingly complex. Already over 3 in 4 (77%) campaigns are multi-vector attacks and just over half (51%) even target 3 or more vectors.