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Verisign: DDoS attacks grew in size and sophistication during Q3

Verisign report indicates DDoS attacks are growing in size and sophistication

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 28, 2014 at 4:36 am CST (0 mins, 44 secs time to read)

Cybercriminals are having their way with companies and users, with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks growing in size - and sophistication - during Q3, according to reports. DDoS attacks 10 Mbps or above ramped up 38 percent from Q2 to Q3, according to the Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Q3 2014 report, with the media and entertainment verticals most targeted.

Verisign: DDoS attacks grew in size and sophistication during Q3 | TweakTown.com

Average attack size declined from Q2 to Q3, but that was because of an overwhelming number of attacks launched during the second quarter, the report states. "Rather than using volumetric attacks to overwhelm servers, organizations should be wary of cyberattackers targeting crucial ports to thwart legitimate traffic from reaching online destinations," according to the report.

Looking ahead to 2015, cybersecurity experts will certainly have their hands full, trying to defend against DDoS, malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) - as companies struggle to improve their network security.

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