Leading industries targeted by DDoS attack traffic 2017

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

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

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