One of the reasons being cited for the slowdown in growth of denial-of-service attacks are data centers being more distributed and replicated. According to Dark Reading, the attacks are becoming less brawny and more stealthy.
“So why the dramatic drop in growth and capacity of DDoS attacks? “There are two things going on. First, diminishing returns: Once you’re in the 40-gigabit range, that’s more than enough bandwidth to take out data centers,’ Labovitz says. “Attacks that large become counterproductive. You are at the saturation point.”
“And data centers today are also more distributed and replicated, he says. “They are no longer quite as susceptible to brute-force volume attacks,” Labovitz says.”