Akamai Q4 2016 State of the Internet/Security Report: DDoS, Web Application Attack Trends

Akamai has released its Q4 2016 State of the Internet/Security Report, which details DDoS & Web Application Attack Trends. The largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are topping 300 Gbps, and they aren’t just coming from the Mirai botnet. Simultaneously, the use of SQL injection is growing. Gain insight into these and other DDoS and web attack trends to inform your security decisions.

akamaiHighlights include:

  • Five botnets and the rise of 300+Gbps DDoS attacks
  • Mirai malware’s birthdate as revealed from scanning data
  • DDoS attacks per target
  • New types of reflection DDoS attacks
  • Retailers that were targeted by web attacks over Thanksgiving
  • Top source countries by region for web attacks

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