[ISN] DDoS Attacks Target Online Gaming Sites, Enterprises

http://www.eweek.com/small-business/ddos-attacks-target-online-gaming-sites-enterprises.html By Nathan Eddy eWEEK.com 2014-09-26 DDoS traffic volume was up overall with a third peaking at over 500M bps and more than five percent reaching up to 4G bps, according to NSFOCUS. A continuing trend of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that are short in duration and repeated frequently has been revealed by the NSFOCUS 2014 Mid-Year Threat report. In parallel, high-volume and high-rate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were on the upswing in the first half of 2014. DDoS traffic volume was up overall with one-third peaking at more than 500M bps and more than five percent reaching up to 4G bps. In addition, findings showed that over 50 percent DDoS attacks were above 0.2M pps (packets per second)in the first half of 2014, increasing from around 16 percent. More than 2 percent of DDoS attacks were launched at a rate of over 3.2M pps, according to the report. […]




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