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DDoS Threat Report 2016 Q4

Emerging vulnerabilities are constantly being uncovered in both IoT devices already deployed and new ones coming to market, thus surely presaging a growing number of future botnet infections. Blended attacks consisting of DDoS and hacking activities were predominantly aimed at financial and government sectors.

  • 200+ Gbps-sized attacks became commonplace late in Q4.
  • The number of attacks in December increased by 152+%, while attacks in November climbed more than 50% over October.
  • In the financial sector, WAF alerts surged 2.86X from November to December.
  • 17,872,563 DNS attacks leveraging cpsc.gov has been recorded.
  • Mirai started the outbreak of IoT botnets; 426,770 IoT bots were observed since botnet monitoring commenced in October.
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A large spike in a network layer attack hit in late November. The massive attack of nearly 200Gbps was observed between 19:54h 16 November and 00:55h 17 November in 2016, before descending to an average level of 20Gbps.

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