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The risk of being confronted with DDoS attacks is more and more important and attempts are increasing. In this context POST has decided to publish in full transparency its figures concerning the DDoS volumetric attacks recorded on its Backbone in Luxembourg.

What is a DDoS attack ?

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service on internet unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. These attacks are always more complex and enterprises cannot protect themselves against these attacks. They have to trust their Internet Service Provider. Indeed, traditional security systems such as Firewalls, DNS do not stop all DDoS attacks. Only a dedicated service will protect your IT infrastructures and your Internet services, by mitigating your traffic: rejecting illegitimate Internet traffic and filtering legitimate traffic.

What are the consequences ?

In case of a DDoS attack, the impacts are numerous for your company:

  • Business interruption
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of notoriety

No industry is immune to these attacks. Attacks can target any entity with a network infrastructure connected to the Internet.
But the risk management of your company can be improved thanks to an effective protection. 2.8 million DDoS attacks occurred in the world from January to July 2018.

JANUARY 2019

51
Attacks
95
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

14

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

519

Kpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

Host TCP Traffic 0

UPD Flooding 0

UDP Fragmentation 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

NTP Flooding 0

HTTP Flooding 0

Attack duration :

86

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

14

Attacks > 00:30:00

FEBRUARY 2019

40
Attacks
88
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

16

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

4

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

Host TCP Traffic 0

UPD Flooding 0

HTTP Flooding 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

UDP Fragmentation 0

ICMP Misuse 0

TCP Fragmentation 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

TCP Flag Null or Misuse 0

TCP FIN Flooding 0

Attack duration :

90

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

10

Attacks > 00:30:00

MARCH 2019

78
Attacks
111
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

16

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

2

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

Host TCP Traffic 0

UPD Flooding 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

ICMP Misuse 0

DNS Amplification 0

UDP Fragmentation 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

HTTP Flooding 0

Memcached Amplification 0

Malform TCP with port 0 0

Attack duration :

92

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

8

Attacks > 00:30:00

APRIL 2019

84
Attacks
153
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

418

Mbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

1

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

UPD Flooding 0

DNS Amplification 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

Host TP Traffic 0

Malform TCP with port 0 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

ICMP Misuse 0

HTTP Flooding 0

Attack duration :

93

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

7

Attacks > 00:30:00

MAY 2019

70
Attacks
105
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

1

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

2

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

DNS Amplification 0

UPD Flooding 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

Host TP Traffic 0

Malform UDP with port 0 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

Malform TCP with port 0 0

HTTP Flooding 0

Attack duration :

90

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

10

Attacks > 00:30:00

JUNE 2019

61
Attacks
96
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

1

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

2

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

DNS Amplification 0

UPD Flooding 0

Host TP Traffic 0

TCP SYN Flooding 0

Malform UDP with port 0 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

Attack duration :

92

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

8

Attacks > 00:30:00

JULY 2019

86
Attacks
137
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

542

Mbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

438

Kpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

TCP SYN Flooding 0

DNS Amplification 0

UPD Flooding 0

Host TCP Traffic 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

Attack duration :

88

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

12

Attacks > 00:30:00

AUGUST 2019

204
Attacks
277
Alerts

POST established this definition in order to differentiate alerts from attacks:
Several alerts can form one attack. If the break between the different alerts is no longer than 70 minutes, then we count these alerts as one attack. But if the break is longer than 70 minutes between the alerts, then we count these alerts as different attacks.

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the month

1

Gbps

The biggest
volumetric attack
of the year (2018)

165

Gbps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the month

1

Mpps

Number of packets/second
of the biggest attack
of the year (2018)

17

Mpps

Alert type distribution :

TCP SYN Flooding 0

Host TCP Traffic 0

DNS Amplification 0

UPD Flooding 0

TCP RST Flooding 0

Attack duration :

83

Attacks ≤ 00:30:00

17

Attacks > 00:30:00

For more information about DDoS attacks : Attaques DDoS au Luxembourg : une vraie menace ?