Arbor Networks recently announced its 11th annual report. The report presented data on the security of the global network infrastructure. The report is based on data from more than 350 respondents, which were providers, hosters and mobile operators from around the world. According to the report, in the past 2018, the DdoS-attack power record was set to 500 Gbit / s.
The year 2018 was full of records in the field of DdoS attacks. According to the report, attacks with a capacity of 337 Gbit / s, 425 Gbit / s, 450 Gbit / s were also recorded. However, the company that decided to remain incognito, was attacked by 500 Gbit / s, which provided evidence. Thus setting the described world record.
The record could be beaten by a group of hackers New World Hacking. The group stated that they carried out a DoD-attack with a capacity of 605 Gbit / s. However, the evidence was never provided.
The previous record was the 334 Gbit / s DdoS attack, recorded in 2018 by Arbor Networks.
Also in the report was provided disappointing statistics. In 2017, 20% of surveyed companies underwent a 50 Gbit / s DdoS attack. However, already in 2018, 25% of respondents underwent DdoS attacks with a capacity of 100 Gbit / s. It is also worth noting that the 500 Gbit / s DdoS attack record was not set immediately. It was made possible by increasing the attack. Which in turn indicates the perfection of methods of protection against DdoS attacks.
Without attention in the report there were no attacks on the IPv6 protocol. 9% of respondents provided evidence of DdoS attacks using this infrastructure.
Another kind of record is the excess of the number of attacks against the DNS. Thus leaving an attack on HTTP. And the number of SIP / VoIP attacks increased from 9% to 19%.
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