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DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous


CSO Online - (International) San Francisco-based Black Lotus Communications released a report which found that the total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks declined steadily in 2014, but increased in packet size by 3.4 times in the third quarter, and average attack size by 12.1 gigabits per second (Gbps) in the fourth quarter. The report also identified an increase in complex, hybrid network and application-layer attacks.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:52