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Q4 2015 State of the Internet Security Report: An Infographic

Today Akamai released the Q4 2015 State of the Internet Security (SOTI Security) Report (download here). I'll write posts throughout the week focusing on specific parts of the report, but let's begin with an overview in the form of an infographic.

DDoS metrics

Compared with Q4 2014

  • 148.85% increase in total DDoS attacks
  • 168.82% increase in infrastructure layer
  • (layers 3 & 4) attacks
  • 49.03% decrease in the average attack duration:
  • 14.95 vs. 29.33 hours
  • 44.44% decrease in attacks > 100 Gbps: 5 vs. 9

Compared with Q3 2015

  • 39.89% increase in total DDoS attacks
  • 42.38% increase in infrastructure layer (layers 3 & 4) attacks
  • 20.74% decrease in the average attack duration: 14.95 vs. 18.86 hours
  • 37.5% decrease in attacks > 100 Gbps: 5 vs. 8

Web application attack metrics

Compared with Q3 2015

  • 28.10% increase in total web application attacks
  • 28.65% increase in web application attacks over HTTP
  • 24.05% increase in web application attacks over HTTPS
  • 12.19% increase in SQLi attacks

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