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Natalie Billingham

Natalie Billingham

January 27, 2021 8:05 AM

Working Together with Our Customers to Build a Susta ...

By now, we hope you've read Monday's and Tuesday's blog posts announcing the release of our annual sustainability report, our sustainability program, and the technical innovation behind it.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

PART I: Retrospective 2020: DDoS Was Back -- Bigger ...

Never before has the risk of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack been higher. In 2020, we saw record-breaking attacks, a DDoS extortion campaign impacting thousands of organizations globally, more emergency customer turnups, and more Akamai customers attacked than any year on record -- and we've been successfully fighting DDoS attacks since 2003! We also saw a big increase in attacks targeting verticals that haven't seen as much activity of late,

Ziv Eli

Ziv Eli

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

How Page Integrity Manager Detects Real-World Mageca ...

Written by Ziv Eli - Engineering Manager, Security and Maor Hod - Senior Product Manager, Security In this blog, we will take a look at and break down a recent Magecart attack detected and mitigated by Page Integrity Manager. The impacted customer operates a large international e-commerce business in which one of its websites was compromised with a malicious script.

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

January 25, 2021 8:05 AM

Sustainability at Akamai: An Efficient Platform Powe ...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "2020 was an unprecedented year", I could fund a clean energy project myself. And while we're tired of hearing it, it's true. Among the pandemic, U.S. presidential election, social justice movements, the finalization of Brexit, and many other new and life-changing events, it can be hard to find the good, let alone celebrate it.

Jim Black

Jim Black

January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Emotet: A Year in the Life of a Malware

Overview Emotet malware has been around since 2014, but 2020 saw a resurgence of attacks. In September 2020, Emotet affected 14% of organizations worldwide. So, what is Emotet? And why is it so dangerous?

Greg Burns

Greg Burns

December 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai Prolexic and Equinix Cloud Exchange Unite, Br ...

In terms of cyberthreats and digital risk, 2020 has been all about DDoS attacks. We've seen threat actors launch record breaking 1.44 Tbps and 809 Mpps attacks, cybercriminals conduct the largest global DDoS extortion campaign, and a significant uptick in cyberweek DDoS attacker activity aimed at disrupting digital commerce. Now, more than ever, organizations see DDoS as an insurance policy to keep internet-facing applications and services available -- it is

Gerhard Giese

Gerhard Giese

December 16, 2020 9:00 AM

10 Ways to Protect Against DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to grow in size, frequency, and complexity, threatening businesses and service providers around the world. A warning was recently issued about a steep uptick of DDoS attack threats demanding bitcoin ransom with thousands of organizations across industries and around the world targeted. In June, AWS disclosed a record-setting 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, breaking the previous record, a 1.3 Tbps attack mitigated by Akamai back in

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

December 15, 2020 9:00 AM

Stopping Active Attacks with Penalty Box

A web application firewall (WAF) is most often used by organizations for external security controls to detect and block individual attack attempts against target web application assets.

Alex Grinman

Alex Grinman

December 15, 2020 9:00 AM

Smartphones are not the problem with MFA security

We've recently seen big attacks play out on prominent technology companies despite their use of smartphone-based multi-factor authentication. These attacks are real, they do happen, and it appears that even the smartphone cannot protect us anymore.