No Sooner Did the Ink Dry… A 1.7Tbps DDoS Attack Makes History

In January 2018 NETSCOUT Arbor published our 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Report (WISR 2018).

This year’s report noted that the largest DDoS attack was 650 Gbps; which was down from the prior year of 800 Gbps.  The report also noted that though the largest DDoS attack was 650Gbps, the overall mix of attack sizes is still shifting up.  For example, this year the percentage of attacks over 1 Gbps has increased to 22%, growing three years in a row.

No sooner had the ink dried on WISR 2018, did we encounter a 1.7Tbps DDoS attack!

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How DDoS Disrupted Elections In Czechia

As DDoS attacks grow in frequency and bandwidth each year, detection and proactivity become crucial to maintaining system functionality on both back-end structures and front-end user interfaces. In the case of political elections, keeping polling up and running can mean the difference between fair democratic processes and skewed election results. In today’s shall we say ‘tempestuous’ international climate, clarity in how we choose our world leaders is paramount. Unfortunately, cyberattacks that impede this goal are only too common.

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