14 October, 2022

Nexusguard Research Shows Total Number of DDoS Attacks Increased during First Half of 2022 While Maximum Attack Size Decreased Compared to Second Half of 2021

Nexusguard DDoS Statistical Report Reveals Key Attack Observations and Analysis from the First Half of 2022
1 June, 2022

Fewer DDoS Attacks in 2021, Still Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

New research finds a rise in TCP acknowledgement (ACK) DDoS attacks, which rely on a smaller amount of traffic to disrupt targets.
13 October, 2021

Smaller 'Bit and Piece' DDoS Attacks Slam Servers to Evade Mitigation Systems

Low-bandwidth distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks increased by a whopping 233% in the first half of 2021 - some 95% of which were less than 1 Gbps. The new data - from DDoS mitigation vendor Nexusguard - reflects a shift by attackers to execute high packet-rate loads of ...
30 June, 2020

DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020

The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs. In the first quarter of 2020, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks jumped more than 542% compared with the last quarter of 2019 and more than 278% ...
17 December, 2019

Mobile Devices Account for 41% of DDoS Attack Traffic

DNS amplification attacks continue to dominate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, while mobile devices make up a larger share of traffic. The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose 86% in the third quarter compared to a year ago, with ...
25 June, 2019

DDoS-for-Hire Services Doubled in Q1

Impact of FBI's takedown of 15 'booter' domains last December appears to have been temporary. New data published this week demonstrates the troubling resilience of cybercriminals against mounting domestic and international efforts to stop them. Nexusguard analyzed data gathered ...
20 March, 2019

DDoS Attack Size Drops 85% in Q4 2018

The sharp decline follows an FBI takedown of so-called "booter," or DDoS-for-hire, websites in December 2018. The average distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack size shrunk 85% in the fourth quarter of 2018 following an FBI takedown of "booter," or DDoS-for-hire, websites, ...
23 January, 2019

Stealthy New DDoS Attacks Target Internet Service Providers

Adversaries took advantage of the large attack surface of large communications networks to spread small volumes of junk traffic across hundreds of IP prefixes in Q3 2018, Nexusguard says. Distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting large Internet service providers surged in ...
13 June, 2018

DDoS Amped Up: DNS, Memcached Attacks Rise

China and the US are the world's leading sources of distributed denial-of-service botnet attacks. Record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on a tear this year, and new data shows that DNS amplification attacks have jumped 700% worldwide since 2016. In the ...
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