DDoS Trends Report: Half Year 2018

DDoS Trends Report: Half Year 2018

DDoS Attacks are Becoming More Frequent, But the Duration of Attacks is Decreasing

Report Overview:

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have the ability to cripple operations of any size, damaging a brand’s reputation, customer trust and revenue. The frequency of DDoS attacks has once again risen, this time by 40% year on year, In our latest Trends Report we analyze the current state of the DDoS threat landscape, and provide recommendations to ensure protection in the future. 

While frequency has increased, the duration of attacks decreased. This report found that 77% of attacks are lasting ten minutes or less, of which 63% last five minutes or less. This data represents the frequency and sophistication of DDoS attacks that organizations face in today’s evolving cyber threat landscape.

Key Takeaways From Q1 and Q2 of 2018:

  • Low volume, sub-saturating attacks continue to dominate 
  • 94% of DDoS attacks are less than 5Gpbs 
  • Whilst still infrequent, attacks of 10Gbps have doubled 
  • After facing one attack, one in five organisations will be targeted again within 24 hours  
  • Organisations faced an average of 8 attacks per day in Q2 2018, an increase of 40% compared to the same quarter in 2017 

Download this report to gain insights into DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers in Q1 2018 and Q2 2018, as well as comparisons against previous quarters. 

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