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Top 10 DDoS Trends for 2013 Infographic

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Infographic shares details about the DDoS threat landscape, including information about attack sizes, sources and vectors

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Top 10 DDoS Trends for 2013 Infographic

  1. 1. 1 2 3 Attack volume Attack frequency Application attacks Prolexic mitigated 32.43% more distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2013 than it did in 2012. In a month-by-month comparison, DDoS attacks increased 10 out of 12 months in 2013 vs. 2012. Layer 7 attacks rose approximately 42%. 4 Infrastructure attacks Layer 3 & 4 attacks increased approximately 30%. 6 Actor vectors Actor vectors that decreased: SYN and ICMP floods. 8 DDoS 2013 The Top 5 Actor vectors Attack vectors that increased: DNS, UDP and CHARGEN. 10 Trends Prolexic mitigated numerous high bandwidth attacks over 100 Gbps, the largest peaking at 179 Gbps. 9 10 7 Attack sizes Attack methods Mobile devices Asian countries Distributed reflection (DrDoS) amplification attacks emerged as a popular attack method. Mobile devices and apps began participating in DDoS attacks. Asian countries were the main source of DDoS attacks. +1 (954) 620 6005 www.prolexic.com

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