Q1 2018 DDOS TRENDS REPORT: 58 PERCENT OF ATTACKS EMPLOYED MULTIPLE ATTACK TYPES

| August 16, 2018

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Verisign just released its Q1 2018 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and security research conducted by Verisign Security Services. Verisign observed that 58 percent of DDoS attacks that were mitigated in Q1 2018 employed multiple attack types. There was a 53 percent increase in the number of attacks, as well as a 47 percent increase in the attack peak sizes, when compared to Q4 2017; however, the attack peak sizes have decreased by 21 percent, year over year.

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