Overview of Global DDoS Attack Report: Q4 2013


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Overview of Global DDoS Attack Report: Q4 2013

  1. 1. Global DDoS Attack Report Q4 2013 Trends and Statistics www.prolexic.com
  2. 2. Highlights: Q4 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report • Mobile devices and apps used in attack campaigns against enterprises • Record volume of attacks for one quarter • Mitigated largest attack to date: 179 Gbps • Average attack duration: 22.88 hours • Peak average bandwidth: 4.53 Gbps • Peak packets per second: 10.60 Mpps Download the Q4 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report for supporting data and analysis 2
  3. 3. DDoS attack vectors used in Q4 2013 3
  4. 4. Attack vector analysis • Use of the CHARGEN protocol increased 92.31 compared to Q3 • UDP and SYN floods were the most popular infrastructure-layer attack vectors • HTTP GET floods were the most popular application layer attack vectors • Misuse of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an emerging trend that should be monitored Download the Q4 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report for attack vector data 4
  5. 5. DDoS attack frequency in Q4 2013 • More attacks mitigated than any other quarter • November 5-11 was the most active week in Q4 5
  6. 6. Top 10 DDoS source countries for Q4 2013 6
  7. 7. Attack spotlight: Multi-vector attack campaign • • • • Campaign targeted a global financial services firm 12 unique attacks 4 days and nights Campaign could not be stopped by automated DDoS mitigation devices • Mitigating this DDoS attack required the skill and creativity of expert DDoS mitigation engineers 7
  8. 8. Attack spotlight: Multi-vector DDoS xampaign, continued • Botnets included willing and unwilling participants • Some participants opted into the botnet with Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) • Mobile DDoS apps detected – AnDOSid, an Android app that launches an HTTP POST flood – Mobile LOIC, an Android app that allows users to opt-in • Large portion of the attack originated from Asia 8 CONFIDENTIAL
  9. 9. Prolexic Q4 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report • Download the Q4 2013 Global Attack Report for: – Average and trends in attack duration and bandwidth – Total number and trends of attacks by type – Year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter comparisons – Analysis of the attack against the financial services firm – Details about the DDoS trend of attacks from Asia 9
  10. 10. About Prolexic • Prolexic Technologies is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of DDoS protection and mitigation services • Prolexic has successfully stopped DDoS attacks for more than a decade • Our global DDoS mitigation network and 24/7 security operations center (SOC) can stop even the largest attacks that exceed the capabilities of other DDoS mitigation service providers 10