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DDoS-for-Hire Services Doubled in Q1

A new report by Nexusguard shows that booter websites, which offer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) services for hire more than doubled in the first three months of 2019 compared to Q4 of last year. This increase, which follows an FBI crackdown on major DDoS-for-hire websites in December of last year, shows how resilient the cybercrime economy is.

DNS amplification attacks grew by 40% between Q4 2018 and Q1 2019. However, overall attack sizes declined significantly. In Q1 of 2019, the most powerful attack reached 145.4GBps, a 55% decline compared to Q1 of 2018. Moreover, the average attack reached 0.823Gbps, a decrease of 95% compared to a year earlier.

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