DDoS attacks, mapped

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Attacks quadruple.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have quadrupled in recent months and peretrators have targeted network defence equipment, Prolexic says.

Research by the DDoS-prevention company found the volume of attack attacks were up in the last quarter.

China had the two largest Autonomous Systems responsible for DDoS attacks, followed by Turkey, India and Pakistan.

DDoS attacks mapped
Attack
Attack
Copyright: SC Magazine

The average attack duration was 1.4 days and an average of 1.3Gbps. Of the total attacks, about 24 per cent were SYN floods, 22 per cent ICMP floods and 19 per cent UDP floods.

Network layer (Layer 3) attacks were the most common, making up 83 per cent of total attacks, with application layer (Layer 7) attacks accounting for the remaining 17 per cent.

Prolexic CTO Paul Sop said most technologies cannot handle the high capacity attacks.

“For example, popular 10Gbps appliances often exhibit peak handling rates of less than five million packets per second. The prevalence of high PPS SYN floods indicates a change in strategy where attacks are less sophisticated, but more deadly.”

Graphics extracted from SC Magazine's upcoming print edition. Grab a copy during AusCERT Sydney.

With Dan Raywood.

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


DDoS attacks, mapped
 
 
 
Top Stories
Qantas checks in with cloud computing
Impressed with results of public cloud bake-off.
 
Is the legacy of shared services holding WA back?
Auditor-General explains wariness towards central control.
 
Defence renews IBM contract for $264 million
Awards another closed extension.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  21%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  32%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  25%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  4%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 491

Vote