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2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers


2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers

As inevitable as death and taxes, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the enterprise continue as strong as ever. According to all of the latest data, 2016 has seen DDoS attacks intensify in frequency and size, particularly as attackers are increasingly using DNS and DNSSEC to amplify attacks for greater impact against their victims using fewer botnet resources.

According to researchers with NexusGuard, there was an 83% increase of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter. Among all those attacks, DNS is gaining steam as a primary protocol attack vector.

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