The rise in DDoS attack through 2019

Rose in the third quarter of 2019, the total number of DDoS attack (DDoS) by 18 percent compared to the same period the year 2018.

Showed attacks that target the application level, which are difficult to clean them and protection of them, a remarkable growth, raising the amount by about a third (32%) compared to the second quarter of 2018.

As a result, they now represent nearly half (46%) of all attacks granted by the service of Kaspersky for protection from denial of service attacks (Kaspersky DDoS Protection).

According to assess the the Kaspersky, the number of attacks in the second quarter of the current year decreased by 44 percent compared to the first quarter of the year, which is unexpected given that such attacks are experiencing in general a decline in its activity in late spring and summer.

Has according to the number of attacks compared to the same period last year increased by 18 percent and by 25 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017.

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And did not leave a seasonal decline only a minimal effect in the number of attacks at the application level, declining by only 4 percent compared to the previous quarter.

The aim of this kind of attacks specific functions in applications and APIs in order to drain the network resources and servers.

As they are with difficulty discovered and protection, including the implementation of the legitimate requests.

Has increased the amount of this kind of attack compared with the second quarter of 2018 by almost a third (32%), rising its share in the second quarter of the current year to 46 percent.

These include the increase in the share of 9 percent compared to the first quarter of this year, and 15 percent from the same period of 2018.

Said Alexey Kislev director of business development in Group protection from a DDoS attack has Kaspersky: the behind the vandalism, which has traditionally been a launching DDoS attacks for fun they go on summer vacations, leaving behind the activity of their sabotage until September.

He added: “the statistics for this quarter show that the attackers professional who attacks DDoS concerned, they keep working hard even during the summer months, this guide is of concern to companies, despite stretching a lot of companies, the protection of the good, the DDoS attacks waged at the level of applications require the identification of the illegal activity even if its volume is low, so we recommend companies to ensure the readiness of the solutions and protection from DDoS for the attacks on”.

An analysis of the orders received by the bot in the command and control servers for that longer attack (DDoS) launched during the second quarter of 2019, which lasted for 509 hours, i.e. almost 21 days.

This is the longest attack since I started the Kaspersky in the control of active networks robotic (bots) in the year 2015, as previously, has continued longer attack for 329 hours and has been recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Recommends Kaspersky companies the following measures to help protect itself from DDoS attacks:

  • Ensure that web resources and information on dealing with the big hits and the heavy traffic of data.
  • Use the solutions of a professional to protect against attacks, such as (Kaspersky DDoS Protection) which combines the expertise of Kaspersky evident in the fight against cyber threats and technical developments internal unique to each company.

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