The complexity and size of DDoS attacks in 2019 has increased significantly compared to 2018. A report published by NaWas by NBIP concludes that despite the number of attacks has decreased slightly over 2019, their complexity and size has increased significantly.
Slightly fewer DDoS attacks were observed in 2019 compared to 2018 (919 attacks and 938 attacks respectively). In addition, the number of participants increased by almost 10%, which probably means that the relative decrease is greater.
However, attacks are becoming larger and more complex, says Octavia de Weerdt, managing director of NBIP. “The largest attack we observed in 2019 was 124 Gbps. The most complex attack used 30 vectors, i.e. 30 different methods to carry out a DDoS attack were combined into a single attack.