DoS gets supersized as hackers bring more bandwidth to attacks

10/18/2013 | eWeek

The typical denial-of-service attack involves a larger volume of data than ever before and is therefore much more likely to succeed at disrupting even the most sophisticated networks, according to researchers from Arbor Networks, who report a 78% increase in average bandwidth now used in DoS attacks. Their report also found a fourfold increase this year in the number of attacks exceeding 20 Gbps, with 4% of all DoS attacks exceeding 10 Gbps.

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