Get the Facts: Largest 2013 DDoS Attacks Mitigated by Quarter

Prolexic set records in 2013 for mitigating the largest DDoS attacks it has faced in its 10-year history: 179 Gbps and 144 million packets-per-second. All the details of the year’s largest DDoS attacks, including size, industry, date, duration, and attack vectors used, broken out by quarter, are shown in this facts-based DDoS trends infographic.

Quick facts about the largest DDoS attacks of 2013:

  • Peak attack bandwidth grew from 130 Gbps to 179 Gbps
  • Finance, banking, insurance, media & entertainment were hit by the largest DDoS attacks
  • Attack duration varied from 5.4 hours to 14.6 days
  • Vectors used in these attacks: UDP, SYN, DNS, UDP Fragment, GET, CHARGEN

To learn more about how to protect yourself from DDoS attacks, download the Ovum white paper, “Delivering effective DDoS protection.”

In the free report, Ovum Analyst Andrew Kellett reviews enterprise security needs and recommends 10 key criteria for selecting a DDoS security supplier for effective DDoS protection.