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DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

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    The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, from more than 450,000 attacks in the first quarter to fewer than 150,000 in the fourth quarter -- but the size and complexity of the average attack both increased, according to a new report from Black Lotus Communications.

    San Francisco-based Black Lotus, a DDOS mitigation firm, saw a total of 1.14 million different attacks last year, with an "alarming" surge in the last quarter of the year.

    The average bit volume of each attack -- the number of packets, multiplied by the size of each packet -- increased 3.4 times compared to the third quarter of the year.

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