17 attacks greater than 100 Gbps were mitigated in Q3, with the largest attack measured at 321 Gbps.
According to Akamai, brute force approaches characterised the most significant campaigns in Q3 as attackers shifted towards new attack methods and enhanced older attack methods to consume more bandwidth.
These record‑setting DDoS attack campaigns marked an 80 per cent increase in average peak bandwidth in Q3 compared to the previous quarter and a four-fold increase from the same period a year ago. Q3 also saw an increase in average peak packets per second, recording a ten per cent increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in 2013.
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