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Media Coverage of the Q2 2015 SOTI Security Report

It's only been a couple days since we released the Q2 2015 State of the Internet Security Report, but it has already generated a fair amount of media coverage. The following articles are what we've seen so far.

Attackers are using insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks (Computerworld)

A report released Tuesday by cloud services provider Akamai Technologies shows that the number of DDoS attacks is on the rise. During the second quarter of 2015 it increased by 7 percent compared to the previous three months and by 132 percent compared to the same period last year, the company's data revealed.

Akamai: The Internet's aging protocols make juicy targets (InfoWorld)
According to Akamai's Q2 2015 "State of the Internet -- Security" report, built from data harvested across Akamai's networks, DDoS attacks continue to rise -- and attackers continue to change their games in surprising ways.

Akamai publishes its State of the Internet Security Report for the second quarter 2015 (ITDaily)
The number of DDoS attacks has more than doubled compared to the second quarter of 2014; the mega-attacks continue to increase. An aggressive, several weeks Shellshock-attack which was directed against a single Akamai customer, was responsible for 49 percent of web application attacks in the second quarter 2015. The researchers also discovered Akamai 49 new vulnerabilities in plug-ins and themes of WordPress.

DDoS attacks double as criminals leverage home routers, Wordpress plugins (CSOonline)
The number of megasized attacks, larger than 100 gigabits per second, also doubled, while application layer attacks were up 122 percent and infrastructure layer attacks were up 134 percent. "It's an arms race," said Eric Kobrin, director of adversarial resilience at Akamai Technologies. "There are larger and larger botnets out there used for attacks."

Quantity and strength of DDoS attacks increased in Q2 2015, report shows (SC Magazine)
Akamai saw an increase in the quantity and strength of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2015.

Denial of service attacks hit nearly two dozen retail sites in Q2 (Internet Retailer)
The number of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2015 increased 7% compared to the previous quarter, Akamai says.