#18According to Akamai there were 1500 DDoS attacks in 2015 - an increase of 180%
Akamai reports that 2015 saw about 1500 DDoS attacks, an increase of 180% as compared with the previous year. However, the attacks were shorter and smaller than in the past. The average DDoS attack lasted 18 hours, which is less than the 22 hour average in 2014. Nevertheless, we can still expect attacks that last as long as a few days.
Claims by Juniper in 2013 that its Netscreen encryption couldn't be subverted have been contradicted by researchers at the Real World Cryptography conference. The NetScreen line of firewalls contains unauthorized code that can surreptitiously decrypt traffic sent through virtual private networks. As a result, Juniper said it will remove the National Security Agency-developed function widely suspected of also containing a backdoor for eavesdropping.