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The DDoS Chronicles 2H2020: Brazil

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36% 68% 48% 67% Brazil As the COVID-19 pandemic triered a massive shift in internet usage, cybercriminals quickly pounced, launching more than 10 million DDoS attacks aimed at crippling the very online services essential to remote work and online life. Vital pandemic industries such as ecommerce, streaming services, online learning, and healthcare all experienced increased attention from malicious actors, including those behind the Lazarus Bear Armada campaign of DDoS extortion attacks that hit thousands of companies worldwide. As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into 2021, we can logically expect to see threat actors targeting vulnerabilities exposed by the global crisis as well as discovering and using new attack vectors that poke at the weak spots of our new normal. Impact Analysis This was a record-breaking year for DDoS attacks—and that has to have an impact on global infrastructure, since DDoS attackers don't pay for transit costs. Instead, that cost is generally passed down to everyone who uses the internet. So we continued to dig into the details of how much traffic on the global internet is due solely to DDoS attacks by calculating the DDoS Attack Coefficient (DAC). This measurement illustrates the continual presence of DDoS traffic across all regions. In essence, it shows the "DDoS tax" that we all end up paying. DDoS Statistics Attack frequency Max throughput Average duration Size Speed Duration Attack types 313.5 GBPS 29.6 MPPS 192 MIN ICMP, DNS Amplification, Chargen Amplification, DNS, WS-DD Amplification Max number of vectors seen in a single attack 22 TOP 5 VECTOR # OF ATTACKS TCP ACK 130,897 DNS Amplification 78,972 TCP RST 70,554 TCP SYN 70,440 TCP SYN/ACK Amplification 62,636 Key Metrics from the 2H 2020 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report Max attack size July August December 28% 312.9 Gbps July 61.8 Mpps 225.4 Gbps September 15% 259.6 Gbps September 6% 46.6 Mpps August 29% 43.9 Mpps October 15% 39.6 Mpps November 100% 79.5 Mpps December 24% 60.1 Mpps October 12% 227.4 Gbps 501.2 Gbps November 91% 15% 261.7 Gbps Gbps Mpps 200 300 400 500 600 30 40 50 60 70 80 July August December 28% 312.9 Gbps July 61.8 Mpps 225.4 Gbps September 15% 259.6 Gbps September 6% 46.6 Mpps August 29% 43.9 Mpps October 15% 39.6 Mpps November 100% 79.5 Mpps December 24% 60.1 Mpps October 12% 227.4 Gbps 501.2 Gbps November 91% 15% 261.7 Gbps Gbps Mpps 200 300 400 500 600 30 40 50 60 70 80 B A N D W I D T H I M PA C T P E R C E N TA G E C H A N G E T H R O U G H P U T I M PA C T P E R C E N TA G E C H A N G E Largest Attack Vector Attacks

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