AKAMAI STATE OF THE INTERNET Q3 2014 PDF

In the Americas, the United States had the highest average connection AMERICAS HIGHLIGHTS (Q3 ). United States akamai’s [state of the internet]. Download the “Q3 State of the Internet Security Report”. Get insight into the latest Internet trends to accelerate innovation and move your business faster. Q3 [ E xecu tive Su mmar of , covering attack traffic and Internet connection speeds/broadband SUMMARY]. The State of the Internet / Q3 .

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Multi-vector attacks have been fueled by the increased availability of attack toolkits with easy-to-use interfaces as well as a growing DDoS-for-hire criminal industry. Akamai will record this transcript. Q3 also saw an increase stte average peak packets per second, recording a akwmai percent increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in That’s compared to none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter.

DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: The highest profile group of hacktivists targeting third-party content providers is the Syrian Electronic Army SEAwhich typically sends emails with a falsified link to a large number of employees in a targeted company or its third-party content provider.

SSDP allows attackers to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets.

Miller Paul Sagan Frederic V. DDoS botnets built from devices other than PCs and servers Malicious actors are shifting their focus to embedded devices, ARM -based devices and Internet-enabled devices beyond the commonly-targeted Te and servers. Hesse Knternet Killalea Jonathan F.

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Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: At a network provider level, Belgium’s Brutele and Telenet both saw on the order of half of their connections to Akamai come in over IPv6.

Akaamai actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns. State of akkamai Internet also has its own website now, where readers can delve into Akamai’s threat intelligence, threat advisories, data visualizations and more. PLX sert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines and have expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, including the Internet of Things IoT.

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Compared to Q3 22 percent increase in total DDoS attacks percent increase in average attack bandwidth percent increase in average peak packets per second 44 percent decrease in 2041 layer attacks 43 percent increase in infrastructure layer attacks 5 percent increase in average attack duration 9 percent increase in multi-vector attacks. Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Internet Report.

Akamwi mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets and at an extremely high rate of speed.

PLXsert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines. In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. Cambridge, MA October 23, Attackers have also expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, such as customer-premises equipment CPEhome cable modems, mobile devices, and a great variety of Internet-enabled devices including home-based and wearables within the category of the Internet of Things IoT.

State of the Internet. Email Us Email Us??? These trends may be indicative of attack vectors shifting away from the application layer to focus on network layer targets – this is consistent with an observation made in the Third Quarter, State of the Internet – Security Report.

This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www. More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half 53 percent of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information.

Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans. During Q3, another kind of attack was also prominent — phishing attacks.

AKAMthe leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, pf announced availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www. Attack Highlights Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second in Q3with the largest at Gbps.

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Multi-vector attacks have been fueled by the increased availability of attack toolkits with easy-to-use interfaces as well as a growing DDoS-for-hire criminal industry. Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions q during the third quarter.

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Tom Leighton Pamela J. In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-quarter.

Please read our privacy policy for more information. However, year-over-year changes across all of the metrics remained strong.

Coordinated security inteenet efforts to discover, manage and mitigate vulnerabilities in these devices and to prevent further expansion of these malicious campaigns. At a global level, quarterly changes across the key metrics were fairly weak in the third quarter, with slight declines seen across average and average peak connection speeds, high broadband adoption, and stwte readiness.

Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools Akamai Technologies, Inc. Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools.

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This new portal serves as the home for content and information intended to provide an informed view into online connectivity and cybersecurity trends as well as related metrics, including Internet connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile usage, outages, and cyber-attacks and threats. Today we’ve launched the first all-security edition of the State of the Internet report.

Download the full report. As a belated holiday present for our readers, we will also be launching an updated connectivity visualization on the State of the Internet Web site, a new State of the Internet subspace on the Akamai Communityand an updated mobile application for iOS devices. Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods.