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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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. 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.

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. Cambridge, MA October 23, 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.

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. 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.

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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.

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. Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets at an extremely high rate of speed.

Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-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. Tom Leighton Pamela J. 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.

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. Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns.

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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More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half 53 percent of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors. SSDP allows attackers to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. Miller Paul Sagan Frederic V. Highlights from the upcoming Q3 State of the Internet Report.

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Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. Download the full report. Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods.

By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data. During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks. Akamai will record this transcript. Attack Highlights Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second in Q3with the largest at Gbps.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Security Report

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

Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet interent Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. Email Us Email Us???

Highlights of the security edition 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. This was an 11 percent increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to Q3