1. Internet Service Providers Increasingly Strained
Prolexic identified an increase in the targeting of Internet Service Providers and carrier router infrastructure. The firm said the packet-per-second rate averaged 32.4 Mbps, which can cause significant issues for other mitigation providers and carriers. "Even routers that carry traffic to the mitigation gear have trouble with packet rates at this level," Prolexic said in its report. "As a result we are entering a situation where simply moving such a large amount of attack traffic to a scrubbing center can be problematic."