Sophisticated DDoS attacks targeting all sectors, Verisign reports

In its Report on DDoS attack trends in second quarter of 2016, Verisign informs that the DDoS attacks continue to increase in size, frequency, consistency and complexity. The largest attack size peaked at over 250Gbps, after two years of keeping at around 200Gbps. Majority of DDoS attacks now use multiple attack types, making them more and more sophisticated. The growing trend in so called “Layer 7” attacks that look for vulnerabilities in the applications and exploit HTTP/S flaws – and it is often masked by a parallel UDP attack. While all the sectors seem to be targeted, the IT services, cloud and software-as-a-service are the top target, followed by financial services and the public sector services.