Arbor Networks finds continuing escalation in DDoS attacks

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Arbor Networks released global distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack data for the first six months of 2016.

The security division of NETSCOUT indicates a continuing escalation in both the size and frequency of attacks.

Arbor’s data is gathered through the Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS™), a collaborative partnership with more than 330 service provider customers who share anonymous traffic data with Arbor.

ATLAS has recorded an average of 124,000 events per week over the last 18 months. It found a 73 percent increase in peak attack size over 2015, to 579Gbps. Furthermore, 274 attacks of over 100Gbps monitored in the first half of 2016, versus 223 in all of 2015.

Interestingly, USA, France and Great Britain were found to be the  top targets for attacks over 10Gbps.