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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Email Us Email Us??? More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half 53 percent of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors. Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet. 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.

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. Miller Paul Sagan Frederic V. Malicious actors have found ways intenret involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. Tom Leighton Rick M. 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 intwrnet a year ago.

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 To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www. Iraq saw multiple disruptions as well, due to issues with the major network service providers in the country.

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State of the Internet. This new portal serves as the home for content and information intended to provide an informed view into online connectivity inteenet cybersecurity trends as well as related metrics, including Internet connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile usage, outages, and cyber-attacks and threats.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Security Report

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.

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.

Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: Coordinated security community efforts to discover, manage and mitigate vulnerabilities in these devices and to prevent further expansion of these malicious campaigns. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to yhe user credentials and gain access to confidential information.

Multi-vector attacks have been fueled by the increased availability of attack toolkits with easy-to-use tbe as well as a growing DDoS-for-hire criminal industry. 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 20014 of the Internet subspace on the Akamai Communityand an updated mobile application for iOS devices.

It will also bring new types of attacks. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. AKAMthe leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today akqmai availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report.

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Highlights from the upcoming Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report

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. 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.

Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter.

SSDP allows attackers to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume Thriving criminal industry akamzi into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools.

Tom Leighton Pamela J.

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Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns. This was an 11 percent increase xtate multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to Q3 The highest profile group of hacktivists targeting qkamai 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.

With this information, hacktivists successfully compromised third-party content feeds on popular media websites, such as CNN, the Associated Press and others.

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. Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Akamaai Report.

During Q3, another kind of attack was also prominent — phishing attacks.