Published January 17, 2013
There are two ways of dealing with DDoS attacks: filtering the attack and/or disabling the attacking botnet. Botnet takedowns have unique complications:
For some botnets, like the BroDoS botnet, the rate of bot takedowns has entered into a steady state against the rate that bots are added back into the network.
Due to limited manpower and the scale of the problem, there will remain a significant number of active bots for the foreseeable future.
DDoS attacks increase in scale and diversity while botnets like Itsoknoproblembro prove to be difficult to take down
Notable distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends from October – December 2012 include the following:
Compared to Q4 2011
Compared to Q3 2012