AKAMAI STATE OF THE INTERNET Q3 2014 PDF

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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These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets at an extremely high rate of speed. Attack Interbet Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second in Q3with the largest at Gbps. Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns. 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.

It will also bring new types of attacks. This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www. Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks.

More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half 53 percent of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors. However, year-over-year changes across all of the metrics remained strong. 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. 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.

Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet. 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 For currently deployed devices, administrators need to take corrective security measures by implementing best practices.

Iraq saw multiple disruptions as well, due to issues with the major network service providers in the country.

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

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Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report

Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Internet Report. Cambridge, MA October 23, Download the full report. Most of these devices are unmanaged and unpatched, with outdated software and firmware – providing fertile ground for exploitation. 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 application layer attacks 43 percent increase in infrastructure layer attacks 5 percent increase in average attack duration 9 percent increase in multi-vector attacks.

In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. 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.

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

SSDP allows attackers to craft akakai requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. That’s compared to none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter.

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PLX sert has observed botnet-building stat in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines and have expanded internte a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, aiamai the Internet of Things IoT. Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions seen during the third quarter.

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. 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 lf devices.

Email Us Email Us??? 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. PLXS ert has identified about 11 million devices with SSDP -enabled devices w3 and roughly 40 percent of them are potentially exploitable. 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.

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AKAMthe leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of the Q3 State of etate Internet — Security Report.

Tom Leighton Rick Jnternet. Tom Leighton Pamela J. These record setting DDoS attack campaigns marked an 80 stat increase in average peak bandwidth in Q3 compared to the previous quarter and a four-fold increase from the same period a year ago. Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size 2104 volume Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools Akamai Technologies, Inc.

State of the Internet. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www. 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 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. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. 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.

Highlights of the security edition for Q3 include a 20144 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. Despite dominating four of the five metrics for fixed connectivity, South Korea only led the mobile metrics for average connection speed in the third quarter, with Singapore seeing the highest average peak mobile connection speed and Japan seeing the highest level of infernet broadband adoption.

Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans. 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. w3

Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: