Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday. DDoS attacks during the first quarter fell by 23%, but the average peak size ballooned by 26% to 14.1 Gbps compared with the previous quarter, according to the Verisign Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report released Tuesday. The largest DDoS attack during the first quarter generated volume over 120 Gbps, with approximately 90 million packets per second slamming the targeted network at its peak, according to the report. This attack lasted more than 15 hours.
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