Prolexic Q3 2013 Attack Report Highlights

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Stats and highlights from Prolexic's Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report

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Prolexic Q3 2013 Attack Report Highlights

  1. 1. Global DDoS Attack Report Q3 2013 www.prolexic.com
  2. 2. Prolexic Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report: Highlights • DDoS perpetrators changed tactics – Amplified attack sizes – Hid their identities – Used smaller botnets • Significant increase in reflection attacks – Up 70% compared to previous quarter – Up 265% compared to Q3 2012 • Download the Q3 2013 Global Attack Report for data and analysis. 2 www.prolexic.com
  3. 3. Prolexic Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report: Highlights, continued • Average attack duration decline considerably – To 21.33 hours – Less use of BroDoS – Greater use of reflection attacks • Record volume of DDoS attacks – Small increase of 1.58 percent – Q3 is normally a quiet month – Increase shows heightened level of global DDoS activity • Download the full report for more details. 3 www.prolexic.com
  4. 4. Types of DDoS attacks used in Q3 2013 • • • • Application layer attacks: 76.52% of attacks Infrastructure layer attacks: 23.48% of attacks UDP attacks increased SYN attacks decreased 4 www.prolexic.com
  5. 5. Types of DDoS attacks used in Q3, continued 5 www.prolexic.com
  6. 6. DDoS attack frequency in Q3 2013 • Most active month: July • Most active week: July 21 6 www.prolexic.com
  7. 7. Top source countries for DDoS attacks: Q3 2013 • Main source of attacks: China – By far the most attacks – 62 percent of all attack traffic • Other major sources – – – – 7 United States: 9 percent Republic of Korea (South Korea): 7 percent Brazil: 4.5 percent Russian Federation: 4.5 percent www.prolexic.com
  8. 8. Top 10 source countries for DDoS attacks: Q3 2013, continued 8 www.prolexic.com
  9. 9. Special report: DrDoS reflection services • Also included in the Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack report is a special report: – Development and resale of custom attack tools available as DDoS-as-a-Service – The underground marketplace for DrDoS attack methods, tools and services – Easy steps you can take to protect your servers from involvement in CHARGEN reflection attacks • Download the Q3 2013 Global Attack Report to get this special report. 9 www.prolexic.com
  10. 10. Prolexic Q3 2013 Global Attack Report • Download the Prolexic 2013 Q3 Global Attack Report for: – – – – – Average and trends in attack duration and bandwidth Total number and trends of attacks by type In-depth case studies Year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter comparisons A look forward at emerging DDoS trends • About Prolexic – Prolexic Technologies is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of DDoS protection and mitigation services. – Prolexic Security and Engineering Response Team (PLXsert) monitors the global malicious cyber threats and actively analyzes DDoS attacks using proprietary techniques and equipment. 10 www.prolexic.com

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