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What You Need To Know - Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack Report

It's that time of year - the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack report is now live. This new naming schema is just one of the many changes you'll notice if you're a returning reader of quarterly  report, and there are more changes coming as we work to bring you insights and intelligence from our data in as useful and timely a way as possible.

The Web Attack report is evolving into a shorter, leaner report. The Attack Spotlight was released as a stand alone paper. The statistical plots that made up a large part of the report have been published as blog posts (Web Attacks & DDoS By The Numbers). These changes will allow us to publish statistical data in a more timely manner in the future. At the same time, we are moving to more focused reports, published biannually, instead of a larger report published quarterly. 

 

Here are some key takeaways from this new report:

- 16% increase in total DDoS attacks in Summer 2018 vs Summer 2017

New attack vector: Memcached reflection

- New record DDoS attack: 1.35 Tbps

- 7,822 mitigated DDoS attacks

- Multi-vector reflection attacks using obscure vectors (IPMI and IKE) Mirai attacks still ongoing with new variants

We also looked into "Operation Power Off," when the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit and the UK National Crime Agency teamed up in to take down a commoditized DDoS platform.

Read the full report to get more details on these takeaways and more. 

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