7 October, 2022

DDoS attacks get smaller -- but there are more of them

The amount of DDoS attacks increased by 75.6 percent compared to the second half of 2021, but the average (0.59 Gbps) and maximum (232.0 Gbps) attack sizes each decreased by 56 percent and 66.8 percent, respectively.
19 May, 2022

DDoS attacks fell last year but remain above pre-pandemic levels

The number of DDoS attacks dropped 13 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, but remained well above pre-pandemic levels. Research from Nexusguard also shows that while the average attack size fell by 50 percent over 2021, the maximum attack size nearly tripled, growing by a whopping ...
16 December, 2020

DDoS attacks up 287 percent as online gaming and gambling become prime targets

A lockdown increase in online gaming activity has inevitably attracted attention from attackers, resulting in nearly 77 percent of cyberattacks targeting the online gaming and gambling industries in Q3 of 2020. The latest DDoS Threat Report from Nexusguard also reveals a huge ...
21 September, 2020

DDoS attacks increase more than 500 percent over last year

The second quarter of 2020 has seen a massive 570 percent increase in 'bit-and-piece' DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to the latest threat report from Nexusguard. Bit-and-piece attacks target ASN-level communication service provider (CSP) networks ...
1 July, 2020

DDoS attacks jump over 540 percent during lockdown

In the first quarter of this year, DDoS attacks rose more than 278 percent compared to Q1 2019 and more than 542 percent compared to the previous quarter. This is among the findings of the Nexusguard Q1 2020 Threat Report. Researchers attribute the sharp rise in incidents to ...
17 December, 2019

DNS amplification attacks continue to grow

DNS amplification attacks have grown by over 4,000 percent over the last year according to Nexusguard's latest threat report. DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) remains the main source of growth in DNS amplification attacks in the quarter, but Nexusguard analysts ...
18 September, 2019

DNS amplification attacks increase 1,000 percent

The second quarter of 2019 saw DNS amplification DDoS attacks up more than 1,000 percent over the same period last year according to the latest threat report from Nexusguard. Nexusguard researchers attribute Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) with fueling the new ...
21 January, 2019

Two-thirds of DDoS attacks target communications service providers

Communications service providers were targeted by 65.5 percent of DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2018 according to a new report. The Q3 2018 Threat Report from Nexusguard shows attackers contaminated a diverse pool of IP addresses across hundreds of IP prefixes by using ...
14 March, 2018

Misconfigured security measure leads DDoS amplification attacks to soar at end of 2017

DDoS attacks using domain name server (DNS) amplification increased more than 357 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. A new report by protection specialist Nexusguard attributes the rise to the use of Domain Name System Security Extensions ...
9 February, 2017

DDoS tactics shift towards a blended approach

Cyber security company NexusGuard has released its latest threat report for the final quarter of 2016, and notes a shift towards blended DDoS attacks combining multiple vulnerabilities with the intent of overloading targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems. Attacks ...
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