Today’s Leading Causes of DDoS Attacks

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Last fall, we saw the biggest distibuted denial of service (DDoS) attack ever. This year we’ll see even bigger ones. According to Akamai‘s latest State of the Internet Security report, here’s what’s behind them.

First, you should know that while the total DDoS attacks only increased by 4 percent from Q4 2015 to Q4 2016, there was a 140 percent increase in attacks greater than 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). In short, we’re not seeing that many more DDoS assaults, but they are getting much worse.

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