Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report - Q2 2018

This report contains the observations and insights derived from DDoS attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services during Q2 2018. This report offers a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, including attack statistics and behavioral trends for Q2 2018.


Verisign observed that 58 percent of DDoS attacks were over 1 Gbps (Figure 1). When comparing Q2 2018 to Q1 2018, Verisign saw a 35 percent increase in the number of attacks, and a 49 percent decrease in the average of attack peak sizes (Figure 2). Year-over-year the average of attack peak sizes increased 111 percent. Verisign additionally observed that 62 percent of its customers who experienced DDoS attacks in Q2 2018 were targeted multiple times during the quarter. Overall, DDoS attacks remain unpredictable and vary widely in terms of speed and complexity.


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