The statistics say it all: The average DDoS attack size has grown and attackers are finding better ways of amplifying their impact, according to the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report 1H 2018. Here are a few of the big DDoS news items from 2018 as reported by Netscout:
When a massive DDoS attack hit code-hosting site Github on Feb. 28, traffic peaked at 1.3 terabytes per-second, setting a new record for attack size.
The record was broken five days later.
On Mar. 5, a US-based “wired telecommunication carrier” received a massive wave of traffic hitting 1.7 terabytes per second and shattering the previous record by nearly a third.
Also according to this report, DDoS attacks were 37% larger on average in the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, according the report.
The number of attacks peaking greater than 300 Gbps jumped by more than 500%, up from just 7 in the first half of 2017 to 47 in 2018.
The implications to your company’s financial well-being are huge. In a survey commissioned by Incapsula, respondents estimated the cost of a successful DDoS attack at $40,000 per hour.
What will 2019 bring? Regardless of any future changes in frequency and severity of DDoS attacks, it’s not going away. Protection is essential; mitigation continues to be a sticking point, as companies struggle to understand how well their protection protocols are faring. To help businesses get a clearer understanding of their DDoS protection effectiveness, MazeBolt Technologies has released a ‘The State of DDoS Protection Report‘, the first global independent report of DDoS mitigation effectiveness.
“Since DDoS mitigation started in the late 1990s, enterprises have had little to no visibility on how effective their DDoS mitigation actually is. Quarterly reports from DDoS mitigation vendors provide a wealth of information about DDoS attack frequency, size, geographical origin and target but not a word about their effectiveness in mitigating these attacks,” says Matthew Andriani, founder and CEO of Mazebolt. “The State of DDoS Protection Report is another step by MazeBolt to provide the Industry with a new level of transparency and understanding for DDoS threat assessment. MazeBolt is revolutionizing DDoS threat assessment with our groundbreaking non disruptive DDoS testing technology: the ‘DDoS Radar‘ and by providing the industry with levels of information and insight that not too long ago enterprises could only dream of.”
The State of DDoS Protection Report for 2015 – 2017 is the first of its kind answering questions like:
- Which DDoS mitigation posture was most vulnerable?
- Which closed its DDoS Gap the fastest?
- What were the 10 DDoS attack vectors that penetrated DDoS mitigation the most?
- How vulnerable are CDNs to Application Layer attacks? and more…
The State of DDoS Protection Report is based on over 900 DDoS Tests conducted between 2015 – 2017. The report includes the leading DDoS mitigation vendors with enterprises on all 5 continents in industries ranging from: banking, financial, e-Commerce, online payment, telecommunication, critical infrastructure, gaming, government and more.