There seems to be an endless drumbeat of bad news when it comes to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Most reports will show a near continuous stream of increasing risk and higher attack volume, but the newly released Verisign DDoS trends report for the second quarter of 2016 has at least one small glimmer of optimism.
Verisign’s report found that in the second quarter of 2016, the average peak attack size was 17.37G bps, which is down from the 19.37G bps reported in the first quarter of 2016.
Verisign’s new report is based on observed attacks against Verisign DDoS Protection Services customers from April 1 to June 30, 2016. Once again, media and entertainment was the industry that saw the largest DDoS attacks during the second quarter, at an average attack size of 67.8G bps.

During the second quarter, the largest volumetric attack observed by Verisign hit a peak of 256G bps.
In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the second-quarter 2016 Verisign DDoS trends report.

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