Through data forensics and post-attack analysis Akamai provides valuable data on the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber-attacks and emerging trends.
Malicious hackers launch thousands of distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks each day. It’s not just your website that is at risk, either. Large DDoS attacks are easy and inexpensive to launch and can inflict damage by taking down servers, web applications, automated communication systems, VoIP systems, email, bill-pay applications and more. Application attacks can steal valuable data and irreparably damage your company’s reputation.
Our quarterly security reports are based on data collected during recent cyber-attacks against our global customer base. Akamai’s Next Generation Content Delivery Network (CDN) is ideally positioned to collect valuable data on the origins, tactics, types, and targets of recent DDoS attacks and web application attacks and identify emerging DDoS trends. Through data forensics and post-attack analysis, Akamai builds a global view of attack trends and new cybersecurity threats.
Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet: Security reports compare recent DDoS attack metrics and observations quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, including:
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Recent quarterly security reports:
The number of DDoS attacks nearly doubled in a year
Nearly half of all DDoS attacks used multiple attack vectors
Spotlight: A multiple TCP flags DDoS attack
Case study: The evolution of malware
Emerging threat: Bots, spiders and scrapers
Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools
Four-fold increase in DDoS attack size and volume
Spotlight: 321 Gbps DDoS attack
Case study: DDoS botnets built from devices other than PCs and servers
Emerging threat: Phishing attacks target third-party content providers