Shorter but higher volume denial of service DDoS attacks hit businesses in many industries in Q2 2012
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Prolexic quarterly DDoS attack reports are based on data collected during denial of service attacks against Prolexic’s global customer base. As the world’s leading DDoS protection and DDoS mitigation service, Prolexic is ideally positioned to collect valuable data on the origins, tactics, types, and targets of DoS and DDoS attacks and identify emerging trends.
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At a glance
Compared to Q2 2011
50 percent increase in total number of DDoS attacks
11 percent increase in infrastructure (Layer 3 & 4) attacks
Shorter attack duration: 17 hours vs. 26 hours
63 percent higher packet-per-second (pps) volume
55 percent decline in average attack bandwidth
Compared to Q1 2012
10 percent increase in total number of attacks
8 percent rise in Layer 3 and 4 infrastructure attacks
Average attack duration declines to 17 hours from 28.5
China retains position as main source country for DDoS attacks
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