Through data forensics and post attack analysis Akamai provides valuable data on the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber- attacks and identifies emerging trends.
Malicious hackers launch thousands of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks each day. It’s not just your website that is at risk, either. DDoS attacks can inflict damage by taking down automated communication systems, VoIP systems, email, bill-pay applications and more.
Our quarterly security reports are based on data collected during attacks against our global customer base. Akamai is ideally positioned to collect valuable data on the origins, tactics, types, and targets of these attacks and identify emerging DDoS trends. Through data forensics and post attack analysis, Akamai builds a global view of DDoS attack trends.
Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet: Security reports compare DDoS metrics and observations quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, including:
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Recent quarterly security reports:
Malicious actors switch tactics to build, deploy and conceal powerful botnets
Attack activity remains elevated
Spotlight: A powerful botnet –powered DNS attack
Case study: Botnet construction based on web vulnerabilities
Malicious actors choose reflection, not infection for record-setting DDoS attacks
Number of DDoS attacks, peak bandwidth soar
Spotlight: Record-setting DDoS attack
Case study: WordPress DDoS pingback application reflection attack
Mobile applications being used for DDoS attacks
Ease of use, widespread availability fuel growing threat
Spotlight: Multi-vector DDoS campaign
Case study: The Asian DDoS threat
DDoS perpetrators changed tactics to amplify attack sizes and hide identities
Can now use smaller botnets to launch high-bandwidth attacks
Attack spotlight: Multi-layer, multi-vector attack
Case study: DrDoS reflection services within the underground marketplace