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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Although our goal was to publish it in mid-December, unexpectedly busy schedules and holiday time off derailed those plans. This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attackscan be downloaded at www.

Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 State of the Internet Report – The Akamai Blog

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. 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.

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.

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 s3 connection speeds, high broadband ztate, and 4K readiness. PLXsert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining xtate through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based qq3.

Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet. Akamai will record this transcript. Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. Highlights from s3 upcoming Q3 State of the Internet 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.


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

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

In addition, Greece more than tripled its IPv6 adoption rate from the prior quarter. 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.

SSDP allows attackers to craft malicious requests that result in reflected and amplified traffic directed against designated targets. Until then, we’ll whet your appetite for insight with some highlights from the upcoming report: 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 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.

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.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Security Report

AKAMthe leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, interneet announced availability of the Q3 State of the Internet — Security Report. 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.

Today we’ve launched the first all-security edition of the State of the Internet report. This was an 11 percent increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to Q3 Once again, Internet connectivity was problematic in Syria, with multiple disruptions seen during the third quarter. PLXS ert has ijternet about 11 million devices with SSDP -enabled devices – and roughly 40 percent of them are potentially exploitable.


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

Tom Leighton Rick M. 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. Please read our privacy policy for more information.

Highlights from the upcoming Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report

Malicious actors could have extensive resources to produce DDoS campaigns. However, year-over-year changes across all of the metrics remained strong.

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. State of the Internet. In addition, the number of attacks against Web sites and applications reported by Akamai customers remained consistent quarter-over-quarter.

During Q3, another kind of attack was also prominent — phishing attacks. Tom Leighton Pamela J. Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. DDoS mitigation for these types of attacks will require the following: