Gcore has recently released its latest Gcore Radar report [1] [2] [6], which highlights concerning trends in DDoS attacks during the third and fourth quarters of 2023.


The report reveals an unprecedented increase in attack power, with peak DDoS attack volumes reaching 1.6 Tbps. This signifies a significant and ongoing rise in potential damage compared to previous years. The duration of these attacks varied from three minutes to nine hours [3], with an average duration of approximately one hour. The report also emphasizes the most common types of attacks, including UDP floods, TCP floods [2] [4] [5] [6], and ICMP attacks [2] [3] [4]. It further highlights the global nature of these attacks [4], with the United States [3] [5], Indonesia [3] [4] [5] [6], the Netherlands [3] [4] [5] [6], and Thailand being the top sources [3]. The gaming industry was the primary target, followed by the financial industry [2] [4] [6] [7]. Gcore’s extensive network of scrubbing centers enables them to monitor attack trends over time [1], providing crucial information for developing effective strategies to combat DDoS attacks in the future [1]. The report underscores the necessity for comprehensive and adaptive cybersecurity measures, as well as international cooperation, to effectively mitigate these evolving cyber threats.


The findings of the Gcore Radar report have significant implications. The unprecedented increase in attack power and the global nature of these attacks highlight the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures. The gaming and financial industries, in particular, must prioritize their defenses against DDoS attacks. Gcore’s comprehensive monitoring and analysis capabilities offer valuable insights for developing effective strategies. However, it is crucial for organizations to adopt comprehensive and adaptive cybersecurity measures and foster international cooperation to effectively combat these evolving cyber threats in the future.


[1] https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wdevaultfrom-megabits-to-terabits-gcore-radar-warns-activity-7155535524563218432-rcEn
[2] https://www.techidee.nl/gcore-radar-waarschuwt-voor-een-nieuw-tijdperk-van-ddos-aanvallen/4677/
[3] https://windows8.myblog.it/2024/01/23/dal-megabit-al-terabit-gcore-radar-avverte-di-una-nuova-era-di-attacchi-ddos/
[4] https://thehackernews.com/2024/01/from-megabits-to-terabits-gcore-radar.html
[5] https://www.nellanotizia.net/scheda
[6] https://www.redpacketsecurity.com/from-megabits-to-terabits-gcore-radar-warns-of-a-new-era-of-ddos-attacks/
[7] https://digitzn.com/post/233172.html