DDoS attacks up in size, speed and complexity, study finds

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a global threat with a clear increase in attack size, speed and complexity, according to the latest report from Arbor Networks.

Despite the business risks of DDoS attacks, a survey by communications Neustar published earlier this month found that 20% of UK respondents admitted that their companies have no DDoS protection in place.

The study also found that more than one-fifth of UK firms experienced a disruptive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in 2012.

According to the new report from Arbor Networks, the average size of DDoS attacks is up 43% so far this year, with 46.5% of attacks now over 1Gbps, a jump of 13.5% from 2012.

SOURCE: computerweekly.com