DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 And Q4 2019
Dark Reading, February 13th, 2020
February 13, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 2

Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter

"The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks nearly doubled between the fourth quarter of 2018 and fourth quarter of 2019, researchers found in a new study of DDoS trends.

Last quarter brought an increase in the number of attacks relative to the third quarter of 2019, Kaspersky Labs researchers report, and attacks also lasted longer. This was expected, they said, as the fourth quarter is often a period of "retail warfare," driving cybercrime between October and December. The end of 2018 was "very calm" and set an expectation for a 2019 increase. However, researchers did not notice a spike in DDoS activity around Black Friday or Christmas..."

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