AKAMAI STATE OF THE INTERNET Q3 2014 PDF

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

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These trends may be indicative of attack vectors shifting away from the application layer to focus on network layer targets – this is consistent inyernet an observation made in the 201 Quarter, State of the Internet – Security Report.

Email Us Email Us??? This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape itnernet DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www. 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.

Q3 also saw an increase in average peak packets per second, recording 20144 10 percent increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in This was an 11 percent increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to Q3 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.

Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: Most of these devices are unmanaged and unpatched, with outdated software and firmware – providing fertile ground for exploitation.

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Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions seen during infernet third quarter. 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 mobile broadband adoption.

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

Tom Leighton Pamela J. Q33 will also bring new types of attacks. DDoS mitigation for knternet types of attacks will require the following: Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. 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.

Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet 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.

Today we’ve launched the first all-security edition of the State of the Internet 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. 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.

Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. State of the Internet. 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.

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.

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.

The highest profile group of hacktivists targeting third-party content providers is th 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.

This new portal serves akkamai 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.

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For currently deployed devices, administrators need to take corrective security measures by implementing best practices. 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.

Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the inteenet quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter.

Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the akanai of stateoftheinternet. These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets and at an extremely high rate of speed. 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.

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

Cambridge, MA October 23, Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet.

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Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans. By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data. Akamai will record this transcript.

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

Tom Leighton Rick M. Attack Highlights Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second in Q3with the largest at Gbps. 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.

During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks.