Akamai Releases Q2 State of the Internet Security Report

Akamai has released its Q2 2017 State of the Internet Security Report. Akamai uses its globally distributed network of more than 200,000 servers to process trillions of Internet transactions each day, all while in the process of gathering intelligence on the security/health of the Internet. Akamai distills that massive data set into critical insights, that businesses and governments around the world rely on to make intelligent, strategic decisions affecting their cloud security strategy.
This is a what you need to know to stay secure.  Click here to read the full report. Among the findings were:

  • Akamai mitigated 4,051 Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks through Akamai’s routed platform, a 28% increase over the previous quarter. These attacks were overwhelmingly volumetric attacks (99%).
  • Egypt was the origin of the greatest number of unique IP addresses used in volumetric DDoS attacks (44,198)–32% of the global total.
  • The number of unique IP addresses used in volumetric DDoS attacks sourced from the U.S. fell 98% to 11,000 from 595,000 in the previous quarter.
  • The U.S. retained the top position for both the source (112 million) and the target (218 million) of web application attacks.
  • Gaming customers were targeted by 81% of all volumetric DDoS attacks. One customer suffered 558 attacks.
  • Networks infected by malware using domain generation algorithms, a common command and control technique, have unique behavioral characteristics that can be used to identify them.

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