back to article DDoS attacks up 149 percent as brassy booter kids make bank

The number of distributed denial of service attacks rose 149 percent in dying months of 2015 according to Akamai's networking wonks. The latest figures in the State of the Internet Q4 2015 report (PDF) tracked some 3693 DDoS attacks during the final quarter finding 169 percent uptick in infrastructure attacks. Akamai finds …

  1. David Roberts Silver badge
    Coat

    Not really trying?

    The UK doesn't seem to feature in the pie chart for originating attacks.

    Are we more cyber aware or just mainly on the receiving end?

    Or just lazy?

    1. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Not really trying?

      @David Roberts

      "more cyber aware"?

      Do you mean that we're more aware of the fact it's a crime and time eating porridge in the big house with soap on a rope could be the result? I think so.

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    "The UK doesn't seem to feature in the pie chart for originating attacks."

    You make that sound like it's a bad thing...

  3. leexgx

    maybe services that are abused are better configured here in the uk and not used for attack as they can't (if they do most likey get shut down quickly)

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