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The changing face of DDoS attacks: Degraded performance instead of total takedown

August 14, 2019

The number of DDoS attacks might be getting higher, but they are not all massive nor do they always trigger DDoS defenses. In fact, small-scale DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, according to new research from Neustar’s SOC.

According to the company’s Q2 2019 Cyber Threats and Trends report, between April and June of this year, over 75 percent of all attacks mitigated by Neustar were 5 Gbps or less, while large attacks – those of 100 Gbps and over – decreased by 64 percent.

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