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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That’s compared to none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. Attack Highlights Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second interner Q3with the largest at Gbps. DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago oof only six last quarter.

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. While quarter-over-quarter changes might be small or oc 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.

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. In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Internet Report.

Coordinated security community efforts to discover, manage and mitigate vulnerabilities in these devices and to prevent further expansion of these malicious campaigns. In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-quarter.

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These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets and at an extremely high rate of speed. 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, stat usage, outages, and cyber-attacks and threats.

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Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions seen during the third quarter. With this information, hacktivists successfully compromised third-party content feeds on popular media websites, such as CNN, the Associated Press and others.

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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 and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. Tom Leighton Pamela J. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks.

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. 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. 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.

This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www. By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data. 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.

Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans. 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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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 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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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. Download the full report. Akamai will record this transcript. 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. 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.

SSDP allows attackers to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. Miller Paul Sagan Frederic V.

State of the Internet. Highlights of the security akaami for Q3 include a four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume; new attacks targeting hand-held devices and the proliferation of easy-to-use attack tools.

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Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. 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 Shate.

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. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns.