Akamai’s Q1 2016 State of the Internet–Security Report, released June 7, provides insight into the 4,523 DDoS attacks the company saw during the quarter.

The bad news: Akamai reported a 125 percent increase in the total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the first quarter of 2015.

Also of note was an increase in the number of large attacks that exceeded 100G bps in attack bandwidth: Akamai reported an all-time high of 19 attacks that exceeded 100G bps, surpassing the previous record of 17 set in the third quarter of 2014.

The good news: While the total number of attacks is up, the average attack duration is down.

The average DDoS attack duration was 16.14 hours, down 35 percent from the 25 hours reported in the first quarter of 2015.

Also of note was a decline in the top bandwidth DDoS attack, which came in at 289G bps, down from the 309G bps attack reported in the fourth quarter of 2015.
In this slide show eWEEK takes a look at some of key findings of the latest State of the Internet–Security Report.

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