Last year it appeared that DDoS attacks were on the decline but new research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the number of attacks actually increased significantly during the first quarter of 2019.

At the time, the cybersecurity firm's experts assumed that cybercriminals had shifted their attention to other attack methods such as cryptomining.

However, statistics for Q1 2019 contradict this trend and show that the number of DDoS attacks blocked by Kaspersky Lab's DDoS Protection actually grew by a staggering 84 percent when compared to Q4 2018.

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The reason the firm believes that DDoS attacks dropped in popularity is that several DDoS marketplaces were taken down.

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