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DDoS Report for Central Europe - Q1 2016


The recent Link11 DDoS report is based on the analysis of approx. 7,000 DDoS attacks on targets in German-speaking Europe from January to March 2016.  It summarizes the current trends in DDoS attacks with attack bandwidths, attack vectors, and source countries. An analysis of extortion attempts associated with DDoS attacks in the first three months of 2016 and a case study of DDoS attacks against cinema operators in Germany add further details to the report.

These and other descriptive statistics and analysis on changes in attack duration, attack vectors, and the various source countries in reflection attacks across German-speaking Europe can be found in the new Link11 DDoS Report.

Each quarter, these DDoS reports for German-speaking Europe provide detailed insights and sample data into the current situation with regard to DDoS attacks and attempts at extortion through DDoS. The report is based on nearly 7,000 DDoS attacks that were prevented from shutting down servers and websites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It provides insight into a security threat that affect any business in almost any industry.

DDoS statistics and analyses for German-speaking Europe:

  1. Every 2 minutes, someone in German-speaking Europe falls victim to a DDoS attack.
  2. There were 29 hyper-attacks exceeding 80 Gbps, an increase over the previous quarter.
  3. The peak attack bandwidth was over 147 Gbps.
  4. The largest measured packet filtering rate was 47 million pps.

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