(The Hosting News) – DDOS mitigation provider Arbor Networks on Wednesday announced its latest DDoS attack trend findings.
The time period covers the first three quarters of this year. Arbor Networks used monitoring service ATLAS to get the results.
Among the findings, Arbor Networks found that 54% of attacks were over 1Gb per second in size – representing a 33% increase compared to the previous year. Another 37% were in the 2-10Gb/sec range.
Meanwhile, 87% of attacks persisted for less than one hour.
As it stands now, the average DDoS attack clocks in at 2.64Gb/sec, a staggering 78% increase since 2012.
“Much like the growth in DDoS attacks themselves, we’ve seen tremendous growth in ATLAS. In Q2, ATLAS monitored 47Tb/sec of peak IPv4 traffic. In Q3, that number rose 46% to 69Tb/sec. This is a significant portion of all Internet traffic and provides Arbor researchers and customers with a truly unique view of the global attack landscape,” said Darren Anstee, solutions architect for Arbor Networks,” stated Arbor Networks via a press release.