Cloudflare reports DDoS Attacks Doubled in Q2 Compared with Prior Quarter
The number of network layer–distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks doubled last quarter compared with the previous three months.
Between April and June, Cloudflare observed an increase in the number of both small and large DDoS attacks.
Security researchers have reported similar increases in phishing, ransomware, and other attacks in the months since the COVID-19.
United States received the most number of attacks (22.6%), followed by Germany (4.4%), Canada (2.7%) and Great Britain (2.6%).
"The trends that we saw in first-quarter 2020 of increasing DDoS attacks continued and even accelerated over the last few months. The number of Layer3/Layer 4 DDoS attacks observed over our network doubled compared to that in the first three months of the year," John Graham-Cumming, CTO at Cloudflare.
88% of attacks involving more than 100 Gbit/s of DDoS traffic were launched after COVID-19-related shelter-in-place mandates went into effect.
The biggest attack that Cloudflare mitigated last quarter involved 754 million packets per second at its peak lasting 4 days.