(The Hosting News) – DDoS protection and mitigation provider Arbor Networks on Monday revealed its latest DDoS attack data for 2013’s second quarter.
Among its findings, the company found that DDoS attacks were up 43% overall so far this year in terms of average bits per second. Among the attacks, 46.5% were more than 1Gbps in size, an increase by 13.5% compared to last year.
Arbor Networks relied on internet monitoring system ATLAS to find the data.
“The increasing volume of highly visible attacks, including a mix of politically motivated attacks, state-sponsored electronic warfare, social activism, organized crime, and good old fashioned pointless mischief and mayhem is being driven by the easy availability of bots/botnets for hire and easily distributed crowd-sourced attack tools,” commented Jeff Wilson of Infonetics Research via an Arbor Networks press release.
Another key statistic, meanwhile, noted that attack durations were now trending shorter with 86% currently under a one hour period.
Arbor Networks also said during the first half of this year, it’d already noted “more than double the TOTAL number of attacks over 20Gbps” occurring during all of last year. To view Arbor Network’s results in their entirety, view the company’s press release here (Arbornetworks.com).