Darren Anstee, Solutions Architect for Arbor Networks comments: "What we see on a daily basis is an escalation in the size, frequency and complexity of attacks. The resiliency of this attack vector is incredible, and with all of the tools available today that enable anyone to launch or participate in attacks, we don't see a slow down at all."
- Average Bits Per Second (BPS) attack size is up 43% so far this year, 46.5% of attacks now over 1Gbps, a jump of 13.5% from 2012
- Proportion of attacks in the 2 - 10Gbps range more than doubles, from 14.78% to 29.8%
- Proportion of attacks now over 10Gbps increased 41.6% YTD
- In the first half or 2013 we have seen more than double the TOTAL number of attacks over 20Gbps we saw in the whole of 2012!
- Attack durations are trending shorter, 86% now last less than one hour
- Packets Per Second (PPS) attacks sizes seem to be trending downward, reversing the strong growth trend seen in late 2011 and through 2012.