Disruptions to Internet-facing services due to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can cripple operations, impact customers and result in major financial losses. Service providers, hosting providers and the digital enterprise are all impacted by DDoS attacks.

This report contains observations from DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers in Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. This data represents the frequency and sophistication of DDoS attacks that organizations face in today’s evolving cyber threat landscape.


  • DDoS attacks continue to be frequent, short duration and low in volume
  • DDoS attacks commonly used as a distraction mechanism for data exfiltration attempts
  • The threat landscape continues to evolve
  • The case for real-time DDoS defense