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Highlights from the upcoming Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report

This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www. The shift to employing DDoS bots from this class of devices is expected to bring more complex attacks, higher bandwidth volume and connection ratios in DDoS campaigns. These record setting DDoS attack campaigns marked an 80 percent increase in average peak bandwidth in Q3 compared to the previous quarter and a four-fold increase from the same period a year ago.

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 PCs and servers.

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.

Email Us Email Us??? Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone all saw Internet outages that may have been due to issues with submarine cables, while a brief issue in Venezuela was related to a power outage in the country. Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans.

A brute force approach characterized the most significant campaigns in Q3 as attackers shifted towards new attack methods and enhanced older attack methods to consume more bandwidth.

Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Internet Report – The Akamai Blog

Users who click the link are presented with what looks like a login screen to harvest the user’s sign-in credentials in a form of identity theft. In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools. More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm interner quarter, with more than half 53 percent of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors.


Q3 also saw an increase in average peak packets per second, recording a 10 percent increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in AKAMthe leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report.

Hardware vendors and software developers will need to address the cleanup, mitigation and management of current and potential vulnerabilities during the lifecycle of these devices.

Tom Leighton Pamela J. Interestingly, we witnessed none of that stte in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. Iraq saw multiple disruptions as well, due to issues with the major network service providers in the country. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information.

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

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 2104 the category of the Internet of Things IoT. 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.

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 q33 and have expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, including the Internet of Things IoT.


Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. Tom Leighton Rick M. State of the Internet also has its own website now, where readers can delve into Akamai’s threat intelligence, threat advisories, data visualizations and more.

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. PLXS ert has identified about 11 million devices with SSDP -enabled devices – and roughly 40 percent of them are potentially exploitable. Attacks with both high bandwidth akamak high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Security Report

Download the full ajamai. By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data. It will also bring new types of attacks. DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: 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.

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 4K readiness. While quarter-over-quarter changes might be small or slightly negative from time-to-time, the long-term trend is the key indication, and the continued strong growth we continue to see points to ongoing improvements, on average, in the state of broadband connectivity around the world.

During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks. That’s compared to none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter.