Massive DDoS attacks lasting more than an hour increased 487% in 2019
New Kaspersky Lab research shows that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks surged by 84% in the first three months of this year. This growth reverses the downward trend that was recorded throughout 2018.
Compared to the first quarter of last year, larger attacks involving 100Gbps or more increased by a staggering 967%. Maximum attack volume also rose by 70% from 345Gbps in Q1 2018 to 587Gbps in Q1 2019. DDoS attacks lasting for over an hour grew by a whopping 487%. Kaspersky Lab researchers believe the rise in DDoS activity may be related to a recent decline in cryptojacking. During 2018, the opposite trend was visible, with threat actors switching from DDoS to cryptomining campaigns.