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Poll Results: Have You Been the Victim of a DDoS Attack?

Back on September 22, we asked you if you had ever been the victim of a DDoS attack.  These sorts of attacks are continuing to increase – by one report, by over 500% over the last year.

57% of those responding to our poll said that they had been victimized by this type of attack.  This is not surprising since LEB/LET readers are often using their VPSes for game servers (a huge magnet) and public-facing web services.

Of those who were attacked, about have said service was quickly restored or impact was minimal.  But for those who were significantly impacted, 53% of those had their service offline for a significant period of time.  20% had to purchase DDoS mitigation.  One in six respondents had their service terminated or had to change series, and one in twelve lost money because of the business impact.  3% had to pay network overage fees.

About 40% of respondents said their provider’s DDoS mitigation service stopped the attack, while another 23% used a third party (e.g., CloudFlare).  But nearly 1 in 6 had to move to a new provider.

Thanks everyone for participating!



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