Kaspersky Lab warns that in 2018 there was an increase in the duration of the attacks HTTP-Flood and mixed with component HTTP.

The last year the number of DDOS attacks fell by 13 % regard to the volume of 2017. So reveals a report from Kaspersky Lab, a company that warns of the danger that still exists. And is that “despite the fact that the number of DDoS attacks declined in 2018, it is too soon to breathe a sigh of relief, because fewer attacks does not mean they are less severe” he said.

In fact, Kaspersky Lab believes that over the next few months the ciberatacantes will focus on overcoming the barriers of protection for the DDoS more standard, becoming more complex this threat.

In fact, the sophistication of the attacks are already leaving notice.

The duration of the attacks mixed with component and HTTP attacks HTTP Flood (which is about the total of the DDoS attacks only represent 14 % and 17 % ) grew in 2018, occupying up to 80% of the time of the DDoS attacks. At the same time, reduced the duration of attacks UDP Flood, which represent nearly 1 of every 2 DDoS attacks are generated and generally does not exceed 5 minutes.

“When the majority of DDoS attacks don’t achieve their objective, those who are behind looking to get done with the funds, you have two options: they can redirect the resources used for DDoS attacks towards other sources of income, such as the criptominería, or, alternatively, improve their technical skills if they do not want their customers to seek other criminals more able to make your orders”, indicates Alexey Kiselev, responsible for business development of the team of DDoS Protection Kaspersky

“we Can thus anticipate that, in 2019, the DDoS attacks will evolve, making it more difficult for companies to detect them and stay protected”, notes Kiselev.

Also keep in mind that this threat affects companies of all sizes and industries, and as a consequence can be losing money and the trust of their customers.