DDoS Statistical Report

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DDoS Statistical Report for 2022

Nexusguard’s DDoS Statistical Report for 2022 Indicates Global Shift in Attack Landscape
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DDoS Statistical Report for 1HY 2022

In the first half of 2022, the total attack count and average attack size increased by 75.60% and decreased by 55.97% respectively compared to the figures recorded in the second half of 2021.
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DDoS Statistical Report for 2021

In 2021, the total attack count and average attack size both fell by 13.32% and 50.00% respectively compared to the figures registered in 2020.
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DDoS Threat Report 2021 Q3

2021 Q3 saw a notable trend in which attackers launched DDoS attacks at single targets within a CSP, attributing an attack size increase of 544% QoQ and 232% YoY.
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DDoS Threat Report FHY 2021

Small bit-and-piece DDoS attacks boomed by 233% in the first half of 2021, revealed Nexusguard researchers in the Threat Report FHY 2021.
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Annual Threat Report 2020

The increase in online gaming attracted attention from attackers, resulting in nearly 77% of cyber attacks targeting online gaming and gambling industries in Q3 2020, according to the Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report.
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DDoS Threat Report 2020 Q3

The increase in online gaming attracted attention from attackers, resulting in nearly 77% of cyber attacks targeting online gaming and gambling industries in Q3 2020, according to the Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report.
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DDoS Threat Report 2020 Q2

Nexusguard research reveals 570% increase in Bit-and-Piece DDoS attacks. Traditional threshold-based attack detection is no longer reliable with new bit-and-piece changes.
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DDoS Threat Report 2020 Q1

DDoS Attacks Increase 542% Year-over-Year, according to Nexusguard’s Q1 2020 Threat Report. DDoS traffic capitalizes on work-from-home connectivity reliance to disrupt service provider targets.
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DDoS Threat Report 2019 Q4

Whether motivated by politics, profiteering, crime or other malicious purposes, attacks were frequent and impactful. With the COVID-19 pandemic elevating the importance of essential network services, the impact of DDoS attacks is bound to become only more severe.
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DDoS Threat Report 2019 Q3

DNSSEC remain the main driver of growth of DNS amplification attacks in the quarter, yet our analysts have detected a sharp and concerning rise in TCP SYN Flood attacks.
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DDoS Threat Report 2019 Q2

DNS amplification attacks swelled in Q2 2019, with the amplified attacks spiking more than 1,000% compared with Q2 2018.
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DDoS Threat Report 2019 Q1

The DNS amplification types of DDoS attacks continued to be a favorite of DDoS-for-hire websites, soaring more than 40 times their volume compared to last quarter.
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DDoS Threat Report 2018 Q4

More than 90 percent of DDoS attacks rated smaller than one Gbps in size. “Bit-and-piece” attacks continued from last quarter into Q4, employed in many campaigns regardless of the vector utilized.
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DDoS Threat Report 2018 Q3

The quarterly report, which measures thousands of DDoS attacks around the world, showed Communications Service Providers (CSPs) were targeted by 65.5 percent of DDoS attacks in Q3, given their extensive networks enabling access to tenants’ assets.
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DDoS Threat Report 2018 Q2

In the quarter we saw an increase in both the average and maximum size of attacks over Q4 2017, and our insecure cyberworld became a target-rich battlefield: The 2018 FIFA World Cup came under attack, while cryptocurrency-related businesses continued to be targeted.
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DDoS Threat Report 2018 Q1

Two waves of amplification attacks have come to the forefront recently: The first wave consisted of DNSSEC Amplification attacks observed in our Q4 2017 Threat Report, while the second one appeared this quarter in the form of Memcached attacks.
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DDoS Threat Report 2017 Q4

The quarterly report, which measured thousands of attacks from around the world, attributes the skyrocketing attacks to servers enabled with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a significant new risk if not properly configured.
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DDoS Threat Report 2017 Q3

A significant rise in network time protocol (NTP) amplification attacks – 10 times more than the same period in last year.
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DDoS Threat Report 2017 Q2

UDP-based (user datagram protocol) attacks increased by 15 percent this quarter, targeting hijacked devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
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DDoS Threat Report 2017 Q1

During Q1 2017, application-layer attacks like HTTP GET/POST Flood predominated, overtaking volumetric-based attacks.
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DDoS Threat Report 2016 Q4

2016 was a challenging year. Attack traffic reaching 1Tbps was often heralded in catchy headlines
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DDoS Threat Report 2016 Q3

In Q3 2016, reflection-based DDoS attacks decreased, while botnets picked up more headlines
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DDoS Threat Report 2016 Q2

In Q2 2016, DNS attacks continue to be the new preferred attack vector as Russia becomes the top targeted country
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DDoS Threat Report 2016 Q1

In Q1 2016 new reflection services have been discovered, companies have increasingly become targets, and unexpectedly, the Number One target for DDoS attacks was DDoS researchers themselves
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