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Mega DDoS attacks soar in Q3 - Akamai

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Akamai Technologies announced that it mitigated a total of 4,556 distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the third quarter, up 71 percent year on year but down 8 percent from the previous quarter. However, the latest "State of the Internet: Security" report revealed that the number of large attacks, as well as the size of the biggest attacks, grew significantly, with the company having to counter a total of 19 "mega attacks" of over 100 Gbps in the third quarter. These included attacks of 623 Gbps and 555 Gbps against the website of security blogger Brian Krebs, the biggest observed

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