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Global DDoS Attack Trends: Q3 2013| Presentation PPT PDF

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View this short presentation to learn about DDoS trends including significant changes in DDoS attack methods in the third quarter 2013, including the most frequent attack types and sources.

View this short presentation to learn about DDoS trends including significant changes in DDoS attack methods in the third quarter 2013, including the most frequent attack types and sources.


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  • 1. Global DDoS Attack Report Q3 2013 www.prolexic.com
  • 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. 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. 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. Types of DDoS attacks used in Q3, continued 5 www.prolexic.com
  • 6. DDoS attack frequency in Q3 2013 • Most active month: July • Most active week: July 21 6 www.prolexic.com
  • 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. Top 10 source countries for DDoS attacks: Q3 2013, continued 8 www.prolexic.com
  • 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. 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