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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

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