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Graphic from Verisign’s Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report

The 57% of DDoS attacks against financial services more than doubled the next closest category, IT Services/ Cloud/SaaS (26%), and more than tripled telecoms (17%) in 2018’s first three months.

The Reston, Va.-based Verisign’s Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report for the first quarter of 2018 also observed an increase in size and number with 53% increase compared last quarter of 2017; and 74% of DDoS attacks over 1 gigabits per second. Year-over-year the average of attack peak sizes decreased 21%.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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