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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Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report

The shift to employing DDoS bots from this class of devices is expected to bring more complex attacks, higher akamsi volume and connection ratios in DDoS campaigns. It will also bring new types of attacks.

Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. However, year-over-year changes across all of the metrics remained strong. During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks.

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.

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. 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 Akamau connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile usage, outages, and cyber-attacks and threats.

Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions seen during the third quarter. Attackers have also expanded to a new class of device including smartphones tsate embedded devices, such as customer-premises equipment CPEhome cable modems, mobile devices, and a great variety of Internet-enabled devices including home-based and wearables within the category of the Internet of Things IoT.


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State of the Internet. At a global level, quarterly changes across the key metrics were fairly weak in the third quarter, with slight declines seen across average and 214 peak connection speeds, high broadband adoption, and 4K readiness. Tom Leighton Rick M. Four-fold year-over-year increase in DDoS attack size and volume Thriving criminal industry taps into Internet devices, spreads easy-to-use tools.

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. These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets and at an extremely high rate of speed.

In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-quarter. This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www.

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.

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SSDP allows stare to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. 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.

That’s compared to none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet.

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.


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 intrenet ongoing improvements, on average, in the state of broadband connectivity around the world.

Download the full report. In addition, Greece interet than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. 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.

Cambridge, MA October 23, Attack Highlights Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than gigabits-per-second in Q3with the largest at Gbps. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. PLXsert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems internef gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines.

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

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 Or, Inc. 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.

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