Q4 2019 Growth in DDoS attacks

A recent report by Kaspersky Q4 2019 DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) revealed that the number of DDoS attacks continues to grow.

Report highlights:

  • Overall, in 2019 there’s a clear growth in all indicators in comparison to 2018 (smart attacks, average duration, bigger packet size)
  • There’s a significant growth in smart attacks and their average duration
  • A growing number of P2P botnets. Attackers are using a new sort of independent C&C servers which are harder to neutralize
  • The duration of the longest attack virtually doubled
  • Nearly 28% of attacks happened on weekends
  • The traditional attack peaks did not happen during Black Friday, Christmas and New Year seasons.

Read the entire report here.

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