Leading industries targeted by DDoS attack traffic 2017

The statistic shows the percentage of worldwide denial of service attack traffic in the fourth quarter of 2017, sorted by industry. During that period of time, 79 percent of DDoS attack traffic were directed towards the gaming industry. Internet and telecom ranked second with six percent of DDoS attack traffic.

Industries most frequently targeted by denial of service (DDoS) attacks worldwide as of 4th quarter 2017

Percentage of attack traffic
Gaming79%
Internet and telecom6%
Financial services4%
Software and technology4%
Education3%
Retail and consumer goods3%
Media and entertainment1%
Other1%
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Source

Release date

February 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q4 2017

Supplementary notes

Non-spoofed attacking IP addresses.
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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