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As I mentioned in my previous blog post, phishing attacks are now being created and executed on an industrial scale. Malicious actors are increasingly using highly sophisticated off-the-shelf phishing kits that allow them to deliver very targeted, short-lived attacks. These campaigns direct victims to a phishing web page that's an exact copy of a consumer or enterprise brand's site. This has lowered the barrier to entry for launching phishing attacks.
Executive Summary In 2018, Akamai reported for the first time that shoppers used mobile devices more than desktops for all the major peak traffic events we measured. Interestingly, they often don't complete their purchase on a mobile device. If the most recently concluded back-to-school shopping period and Amazon Prime Day are any indicator, the trend is here to stay and likely to increase into the holiday shopping season.
Have you ever browsed a website with complete confidence that your data is protected? We tend to trust websites with some of our most valuable assets, such as personal information or credit card data. While owners of these websites might consider the protection of our data a top priority, we still keep hearing about information leaks and data breaches. Situations like this are why more and more website owners come
Akamai strives to mitigate the impact of our operations while maximizing and enhancing the benefits of our sustainable business practices. We are working hard to hit our sustainability goals by: creating a more sustainable platform through reducing network energy intensity by way of engineering efficiency, lowering our greenhouse gas emissions below 2015 levels by sourcing renewable energy and doing our part to ensure 100% of our electronic waste is
Phishing has been around for nearly as long as email has, and the perception that phishing tactics have not evolved persists. Many people believe we are still in the era of the easy-to-spot "Nigerian prince" emails, shown below. Underneath that, we see a highly creative, yet not any more technically sophisticated, "Nigerian astronaut" ruse.
Notice to all procrastinators: The final countdown to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has begun. On January 1, 2020, companies or organizations that do business in California will be required to comply with the state's strict new privacy legislation that establishes a legal and enforceable right of privacy for every California resident. The new regulations are not just for businesses based in California; they apply to all companies that
A Akamai anunciou hoje um acordo de compra da Exceda, nossa maior parceira de canal na América Latina. Quero compartilhar o que essa aquisição significa para nossos clientes e parceiros e por que estou tão empolgado com o potencial disso para todos nós.
Hoy, Akamai anunció un acuerdo para adquirir Exceda, nuestro socio de canal más grande de América Latina. Quiero compartir lo que esta adquisición implica para nuestros clientes y socios, y el motivo por el que me emociona enormemente el potencial que esto representa para todos nosotros.
Today, Akamai announced an agreement to acquire Exceda, our largest channel partner in Latin America. I want to share what this acquisition means for our customers and partners, and why I am so excited about the potential that this represents for us all.
Domain name system (DNS) services are often a point of vulnerability for businesses, so DNS security has become a growing concern for many of them.
Regulatory compliance related to personal identifiable information (PII) is continuously being enacted around the world as the amount of breaches and data abuse continues to grow. Understanding the variances between the many different privacy and data protection laws can be challenging for companies -- from the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to California's upcoming Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Australia's Privacy Act, to Japan's Act on the Protection of Personal