Prolexic Quarterly Global DDos Report Q2 2013

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Some of the emerging DDos trends are targeting of internet service providers and carrier-router in fractures. 74.7 percent of attacks targeted infrastructures. Favored attacks types were: SYN, ICMP, UDP, HTTP GET. Prolexic mitigated more DDos attacks than ever in Q2 2013.

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Prolexic Quarterly Global DDos Report Q2 2013

  1. 1. Prolexic Quarterly Global DDoS Attack Report Q2 2013 www.prolexic.com
  2. 2. www.prolexic.com Prolexic Global DDoS Attack Report: Q2 2013 • What happened in Q2 2013? – Average bandwidth reached 49.24 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – Packet-per-second (pps) rate averaged 47.4 million – Average attack duration increase to 38 hours – DDoS attacks got bigger, stronger and longer 2 May 2013 www.prolexic.com
  3. 3. www.prolexic.com Bigger DDoS attacks • 17 percent of attacks exceeded 60 Gbps in Q2 3
  4. 4. www.prolexic.com Emerging DDoS trends • Identified trends: – Targeting of Internet service providers (ISPs) and carrier-router infrastructures – High average packets-per-second (pps) • Average pps exceeds the capacity of most DDoS mitigation equipment • Even routers carrying traffic to DDoS mitigation equipment would be strained at this level • See full report for details on pps trends 4
  5. 5. www.prolexic.com Analysis of DDoS attack types in Q2 2013 • 74.7 percent of attacks targeted infrastructure • Favored attack types were: – SYN: 33 percent (infrastructure) – ICMP: 15 percent (infrastructure) – UDP: 10 percent (infrastructure) – HTTP GET: 21 percent (application) • Download the full report for percentages and graphs by attack type, including attack volume and trends 5
  6. 6. www.prolexic.com DDoS attack frequency in Q2 2013 • Prolexic mitigated more DDoS attacks than ever in Q2 2013 • April was the busiest month: 39.7% percent of all attacks • April 8-14 and April 15-21 were the most active weeks 6
  7. 7. www.prolexic.com DDoS attack frequency in Q2 2013 vs. Q2 2012 • The chart shows the percent change in the number of attacks by week from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 7
  8. 8. www.prolexic.com Top 10 source countries: DDoS attacks in Q2 2013 8
  9. 9. www.prolexic.com Case study: 167 Gbps DrDoS attack • The largest attack that Prolexic has mitigated • Leveraged misconfigured DNS servers for distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attack • Used amplification tactics to increase strength • Attackers probably used a DDoS-as-a-service stresser or booter suite with root/system-level access • Get the Q2 2013 DDoS Attack Report for specific attack vectors and traffic distribution used in this attack 9
  10. 10. www.prolexic.com Prolexic Global DDoS Attack Report: Q2 2013 • Download the Prolexic Q2 2013 Global DDoS 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 • 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

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