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According to the report by researchers, for the last quarter of 2012, DDoS-attacks have become more diverse and extensive.

In the last quarter of 2012, the number of attacks has increased, in addition, they have become more widespread and diverse, report researchers at Prolexic.


The most popular types of attacks during this period is a traditional attack on the third and fourth levels of the network infrastructure,  75% of the total carried out attacks. The most common attacks are SYN Flood (24%), HTTP GET Flood (20%), ICMP Flood (18%) and UDP Fragment Flood (15%).

Average duration of attacks increased by 67% from 19.2 hours in the third quarter of 2012 to 32.2 hours in the quarter. In addition, a 20% increase in the volume of traffic, thus consuming up to 5,9 Gbps.

It should be noted that the top 10 source countries for DDoS-attacks is constantly changing. During this quarter, the first place in the number of attacks carried out by far belongs to China. As for the U.S., then the number of DDoS-attacks from them decreased, while the major European countries such as Germany and France returned to the top 10.