DDoS attacks increased by 149% which is 40% increase from Q3 while web application attacks increased by 28% compared with Q3, according to a security report ‘State Of The Internet’ published by Akamai.
According to the report, Turkey has appeared as a top attack source based on all indicators that Akamai uses to measure DDoS attacks.
An average of 24 attacks per targeted customer was repeated. Three targets were subject to more than 100 attacks each; one customer suffered 188 attacks – more than two per day for the quarter.
China was the top country sourcing DDoS attacks, while the US was the top country sourcing web application attacks.
Among all the sectors, gaming was hit the most with DDoS attacks while retail was attacked by web application attacks.
Web Application Attacks