DDoS Attacks Gain Might
The size and duration of distributed denial of service attacks is on the rise, according to the latest report issued by Hollywood, Fla.-based Prolexic Technologies, a maker of anti-DDoS appliances. The firm said DDoS campaigns against many U.S.-based banks and financial services organizations contributed to the increase in attacks. Prolexic found the average attack bandwidth increasing from 5.9 Gbps to 48.25 Gbps in the first quarter of 2013. The average attack duration also shot up more than 7 percent to 34.5 hours, the firm said.