Q2 DDoS Attacks: Some Facts and Figures

InfoSec Island, August 29, 2011

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) operations remain one of the most popular forms of attack, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The attacks are relatively simple to orchestrate, and extremely difficult to defend against, making them one of the most favored tools for an attacker, be they a nation-state like China or a hacktivist group like Anonymous. DDoS attacks are used to interrupt a computer network’s ability to function by flooding it with information, thus denying service to legitimate users. DDoS attacks are also highly under-reported, according to Kasperky’s research.  “Organizations rarely publicize the fact that they have been targeted by DDoS attacks in order to protect their reputation,” said Kaspersky Lab’s Yury Namestnikov.  Kaspersky reports the following data on DDoS attacks from the second quarter of this year: The longest DDoS attack lasted 60 days, 1 hour, 21 minutes and 9 seconds, The highest number of DDoS attacks against a single site was 218, Q2Attacks by Country: 89% of DDoS traffic was generated in 23 countries, The US and Indonesia made up a combined 10% of attack traffic, Q2 Distribution of Attacked Websites: Online shopping sites, including e-stores, auctions, and buy and sell message boards made up 25% of all targeted sites, an increase, The next most frequently attacks sites were electronic trading platforms and banks,.. https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/16168-Q2-DDoS-Attacks-Some-Facts-and-Figures.html

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