CDNetworks Publishes 2014 DDoS Attack Trends and Outlook for 2015

CDNetworks Publishes 2014 DDoS Attack Trends and Outlook for 2015

CDNetworks, a global CDN service provider, announced the publication of 2014 DDoS Attack Trends and Outlook for 2015.

“Last year saw an increase in DDoS attacks in both frequency and traffic, noticeably with amplification attacks exploiting vulnerabilities of certain protocols,” said Hong Seok-Beom, vice president of Security division, CDNetworks. “As some attacks have sought to exploit cloud services distributed across the world to secure VMs to match the location of the target, you need to prepare thoroughly to match the challenges of these evolving attack methods.”

A summarization of the trends in DDoS attacks in 2014 include the following:

  • 29% increase in DDoS attack frequency
  • 64-fold increase in amplification attacks
  • twofold increase in high-traffic attacks of over 20G
  • 39% of all attacks target game companies.

The full version of this report can be downloaded on the CDNetworks website here.

This report analyzes information on a variety of DDoS attack types and trends collected in the course of providing Secured Hosting and Cloud Security, its DDoS defense service suite based on traffic bypass technology, to customers. Furthermore, this report uses the results of this analysis to share the information required to minimize damage from DDoS attacks by predicting and preparing for DDoS attack trends for 2015.

There are several key features regarding the outlook on the DDoS attacks in 2015. These are detailed in the free report:

  • Reduction amplification attack traffic by utilizing network time protocol (NTP) and DNS.
  • Increase in simple service discovery protocol (SSDP) amplification attacks.
  • Increase in Character Generator (CharGen) amplification attacks.
  • Slow attacks that are even slower and attacks using the cloud.
  • L7 attacks using a script.

Meanwhile, CDNetworks provides customers with Security Hosting service based on traffic bypass technology and a large-capacity network line infrastructure. This enables customers to respond to DDoS attacks fast, without having to buy additional devices or change servers.

The full version of this report can be downloaded on the CDNetworks website here.

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