"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."
During January to June 2013, the average bits per second (BPS) attack size rose 43%, with about 46.5% of attacks 1Gbps in size, representing a 13.5% rise from 2012.
The report also revealed that the proportion of attacks in the 2-10Gbps range more than doubled to 29.8% from 14.78% last year, while proportion of attacks 10Gbps in size grew to 41.6%.
Infonetics Research principal network security analyst Jeff Wilson said: "The increasing volume of highly visible attacks, including a mix of politically motivated attacks, state-sponsored electronic warfare, social activism, organised 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."
However, attack durations were on a downward trend, with 86% now lasting less than one hour, while packets per second (PPS) attacks sizes also dropped.
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