Verisign Mitigates More Attack Activity in Q3 2015 Than Any Other Quarter During Last Two Years

By Verisign

Q3 2015 DDoS Attack Trends
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As part of our efforts to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month by sharing the latest cybersecurity research, Verisign released its Q3 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into attack trends unfolding online for the previous quarter, including attack statistics and behavioral trends, derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and the security research of Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

The most notable observation is DDoS attack activity increased in Q3 to the highest it has been in any quarter over the last two years. Quarter over quarter, Verisign mitigated 53 percent more attacks in the third quarter this year than in the preceding quarter.

Additional notable observations and insights from Q3 2015 include:

Finally, this quarter's feature article focuses on operating systems once thought to be more secure against malware and vulnerabilities, like Linux, Mac OS X and iOS, and why they are increasingly becoming the target of bot herders and malware authors. "No System Is Secure — Hackers Target iOS and Linux Operating Systems to Deploy Malware" examines these attack trends and describes why it is critical that organizations implement an open hybrid approach to DDoS protection complemented by a cyber-threat intelligence program for timely and actionable intelligence to help identify vulnerabilities and threat actors before they affect their networks.

See additional highlights in the presentation below.

For more DDoS trends in Q3, access the full report at Be sure to check back in a few months when we release our Q4 2015 DDoS Trends Report.

Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, DDoS Attack, Networks