Popular web-based Git repository hosting service GitHub has been battling a massive DDoS attack - the biggest they have ever experienced - for the last four days.
The average packet volume for DDoS attacks increased 340 percent to 4.36 million packets per second (Mpps), and the average bit volume swelled 245 percent to 12.1 Gbps in the final quarter of 2014, according to Black Lotus.
There's a striking disparity between how threatened service providers feel by potential DDoS attacks and how prepared they are to mitigate one, according to a Black Lotus survey.
The increase in the frequency, volume and sophistication of DDoS attacks has helped boost the awareness of these threats among Asia-Pacific (APAC) enterprises.
As ISPs, hosting providers and online enterprises around the world continue suffering the effects of DDoS attacks, often the discussions that follow are, “What is the best way to defend our networks and our customers against an attack?” Traditional techniques of defense include SYN-cookies, SYN-proxy, redirects, challenges, and of course the black hole routing technique to name a few.
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