The total number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) have increased 88% during the third quarter (Q3) of 2012 when compared to the same quarter in 2011, according to a new report.
Prolexic’Quarterly Global DDoS Attack Report revealed that DDoS attacks with an average bandwidth of over 20Gigabits per second (Gbps) have become normal in 2012, as seven firms have suffered through the attacks in past three months.
Prolexic president Stuart Scholly said in 2011, a DDoS attack in excess of 20 Gigabits per second was not able, but today it seems commonplace.
"To put this in perspective, very few enterprises in the world have a network infrastructure with the capacity to withstand bandwidth floods of this size," Scholly said.
The report also revealed that China has the highest DDoS attack traffic of 35%, followed by the US with 27% of attacks, the UK with 3% and Saudi Arabia 4% attacks.
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