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Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report

Verisign provides a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online for the previous quarter, including attack statistics, behavioral trends and future outlook.

April – June 2014

  • Average Attack Size

    The average attack size increased 216% to 12.42 Gbps from the previous quarter, which represents a 291% increase over the same quarter last year.

  • Volumetric DDoS Activity

    Verisign saw an increase in volumetric DDoS scale, with attacks reaching 300 Gbps and 24 Mpps at peak for UDP floods and about 35 Gbps and 91 Mpps for TCP.

  • Mitigations by Vertical

    In Q2 2014, attackers continue to target verticals beyond Financial Services which were the most-attacked vertical in 2013. Media and Entertainment was the most frequently attacked vertical in Q2 2014, followed by IT Services / Cloud / SaaS.

  • Massive DDoS Attack Thwarted

    The largest DDoS event Verisign observed and mitigated in Q2 2014 weighed in at 300 Gbps, and was directed against a Media and Entertainment Services customer. Read more