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DDoS attacks fall in size but rise in number in Q2- Akamai

Wednesday 14 September 2016 | 13:54 CET | News
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Akamai Technologies announced that it mitigated a total of 4,919 distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter, up 129 percent from the year before. Although the attack size fell by 36 percent to 3.85 Gbps, Akamai said it saw its largest DDoS to date at 363 Gbps on 20 June against a European media customer. Twelve attacks observed during Q2 exceeded 100 Gbps and two that reached 300 Gbps targeted the media and entertainment industry, said the company. It also saw an increase in the number of attacks as launch tools continued to grow increasingly pervasive, easy to use and

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