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Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report Released

Today we release the Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report. You can grab it here, but we've been previewing it for the last few weeks in the Akamai Blog:

Q1 2015 SOTI Security Preview: 7 Attack Vectors

In this final preview before the report's release, we look at the most-used attack vectors for the quarter.

Coming Soon: The Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report

Among the Q1 2015 highlights:

  • We saw a record number of DDoS attacks recorded on the Prolexic network - more than double what was reported in Q1 2014.
  • The profile of typical attacks changed. 
  • Last year, high bandwidth, short-duration attacks were the norm. This time, the typical DDoS attack was less than 10 Gbps and lasted for more than 24 hours. 
  • SSDP attacks -- absent in Q1 2014 -- came on strongly in Q1 2015. 
  • The proliferation of unsecured home-based, Internet-connected devices using the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Protocol has made them attractive attack targets.

Q1 2015 SOTI Preview: Significance of a 100 GBPS Attack

Today, we look at the significance of a 100 GBPSattack.

Q1 2015 SOTI Preview: Website Defacements and DNS Hijacking

Today, we look at the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking.

Q1 2015 SOTI Preview: IPv6 Security Challenges

The potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption.