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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However, year-over-year changes across all of the metrics remained strong.

It will also bring new types of attacks. These record setting Akzmai 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. By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data.

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During Q3, another kind of attack also gained momentum – phishing attacks. Attackers have also expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and 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.

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.

Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns. In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. Iraq saw multiple disruptions as well, due to issues with the major network service providers in the country.

Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. Until then, we’ll whet your appetite ibternet insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: This was an 11 percent increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, te a nine percent increase compared to Q3 To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.


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With this information, hacktivists successfully compromised third-party content feeds on popular media websites, such as CNN, the Associated Press and others. 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.

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. Coordinated security community efforts to discover, manage and mitigate vulnerabilities in these devices and to prevent further expansion of these malicious campaigns. 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.

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

statf These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets at an extremely high rate of speed. 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. Akzmai dominating four of akamqi 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.

Hesse Tom Killalea Jonathan F. These trends may be indicative of attack vectors shifting away from the application layer to focus on network layer targets – this is akajai with an observation made in the Third Quarter, State of the Internet – Security Report. These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets and at an extremely high rate of speed. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. Corresponding to availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet.


State of the Internet. Cambridge, MA October 23, During Q3, another kind of attack was also prominent — phishing attacks. In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-quarter.

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

Download the full report. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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

DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: