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On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever recorded on the Akamai platform. The attack generated 809 million packets per second (Mpps), targeting a large European bank.
It always surprises me how easily a community can adapt to a new situation or reality. What was once considered an outlier or even an unimaginable situation can quickly become our new normal.
(If You Think Multi-Factor Authentication Prevents Credential Stuffing, Think Again!) Financial services firms around the world are experiencing credential stuffing attacks at an alarming rate. Cybercriminals are using readily available automation tools, botnets, and compromised account credentials to mount increasingly sophisticated and stealthy attacks. Many businesses are using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to strengthen access security and combat credential theft. While useful and necessary, MFA does not necessarily prevent credential stuffing.
Record-High 312 Mpps Attack Mitigated in 0 Seconds On May 2, 2020, Akamai blocked a large PPS-focused attack against one of our financial services customers in 0 seconds, utilizing a proactive mitigation posture. This was one of the largest PPS levels we have on record, and the biggest mitigated to date in 0 seconds. The attacker launched a bevy of minimally sized UDP packets in an attempt to overwhelm network
Formula One is always a sport I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. I found the strategy always more compelling than the actual racing, which was usually just a procession. Of course, the crashes were always spectacular, not least because it would cause all the team strategies to be completely reset, and a whole host of changes would be made while the pace car was out.
The global pandemic has resulted in a dramatic shift to home working. This has created a perfect security storm that has dramatically increased the security risk for enterprises. The best worst-case scenario is that a single device used by an employee working from home is compromised, and sensitive data on that device is stolen or locked with ransomware. Or worse, the compromised device is the beachhead for lateral movement and
Welcome to Akamai's March 2020 Release. As we covered yesterday, this release offers a week of product updates, with each day highlighting continued innovations across a different area of Akamai's portfolio: Monday and Tuesday feature two days of security updates. There's a lot going on in Akamai's security portfolio -- more than will fit into a single day. Wednesday introduces updates to Akamai's delivery platform for HTML, API, video, software,
Welcome to Akamai's March 2020 Release! This release offers a week of product updates, with each day highlighting continued innovations across a different area of Akamai's product portfolio: Monday and Tuesday feature two days of security updates. There's a lot going on in Akamai's security portfolio -- more than will fit into a single day. Wednesday introduces updates to Akamai's delivery platform for HTML, API, video, software, and small-object content.
Digital transformation isn't just a buzzworthy trend or a finite phase for today's businesses. Rolling adaptation to an ever-changing environment and continuous digital evolution has become the new normal for enterprises -- the key to success in this agile, demanding, and hyper-connected age.