29 June, 2023

Global rise in DDoS attacks threatens digital infrastructure

In 2022, the total number of DDoS attacks worldwide increased by 115.1% over the amount observed in 2021, according to Nexusguard.
25 October, 2022

Key observations on DDoS attacks in H1 2022

In the first half of 2022, the amount of DDoS attacks increased by 75.6% compared to the second half of 2021, according to new Nexusguard research revealed in the company’s DDoS Statistical Report for 1HY 2022.
11 June, 2021

DDoS attacks increase 341% amid pandemic

During the pandemic, cyber attackers targeted industries providing connectivity, services and entertainment to populations forced to shelter-in-place, resulting in a 341% year-over-year increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to Nexusguard. The ...
23 September, 2020

Bit-and-piece DDoS attacks increased 570% in Q2 2020

Attackers shifted tactics in Q2 2020, with a 570% increase in bit-and-piece DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to Nexusguard. Perpetrators used bit-and-piece attacks to launch various amplification and elaborate UDP-based attacks to flood target ...
21 July, 2020

In addition to traditional DDoS attacks, researchers see various abnormal traffic patterns

In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1 2019, and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, as published in the Nexusguard Q1 2020 Threat Report. DDoS attacks have become a global risk, and as attacks continue to increase in complexity, ...
22 January, 2019

SSDP amplification attacks rose 639%

The Nexusguard Q3 2018 Threat Report has revealed the emergence of an extremely stealthy DDoS attack pattern targeting communications service providers (CSPs). This new vector exploits the large attack surface of ASN-level (autonomous system number) CSPs by spreading tiny attack ...
14 June, 2018

DNS amplification attacks double in Q1 2018

DNS amplification types of DDoS attacks doubled in the first quarter of 2018 over last quarter, and spiked nearly 700 percent year-over-year, according to Nexusguard. Nexusguard’s Q1 2018 Threat Report, which analyzes thousands of global cyber attacks, reported that 55 of the ...
26 September, 2017

Three out of four DDoS attacks target multiple vectors

Three out of every four DDoS attacks employed blended, multi-vector approaches in the second quarter of 2017, according to Nexusguard. The quarterly report, which measured more than 8,300 attacks, demonstrated that hackers continued to rely on volumetric attacks to overwhelm ...
9 February, 2017

DDoS attacks increasingly form blended attacks of more vulnerabilities

DDoS attacks increasingly formed blended attacks of four or more vulnerabilities over the course of the fourth quarter of 2016, with an intent to overload targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems, according to Nexusguard. Hybrid attacks were a common attack pattern ...
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