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Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

November 5, 2018 3:43 PM

What were the DDoS numbers for Q2 & Q3 2018?

We heard your feedback. First of all, the numbers that everyone is most interested in: There were 2,057 DDoS attacks in the Q1 of 2018, 1839 attacks in Q2 and 2,367 attacks in Q3, for a total of 6,263 DDoS attacks as of September 30th, 2018. Now that's out of the way, the next most important thing to acknowledge is about our reporting period. In the last State of the

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

June 27, 2018 7:15 AM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - SUMMER 2018 STATE OF THE INT ...

It's that time of year - the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack report is now live. This new naming schema is just one of the many changes you'll notice if you're a returning reader of quarterly report, and there are more changes coming as we work to bring you insights and intelligence from our data in as useful and timely a way as possible. The

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

June 21, 2018 6:30 AM

Summer SOTI - Web Attacks

Continuing Changes Welcome to the second blog post for the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security. If you've read the SOTI / Security report before, much of what you see here should be familiar, though the time frame we're looking at is the six months from November 2017 to April 2018, instead of the last quarter. The numbers are bigger and give us a better idea of the

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

June 12, 2018 8:33 AM

State of the Internet Summer 2018 Attack Spotlight: ...

Earlier this year, Akamai mitigated the largest DDoS attack in its history, fueled by a new reflector, memcached. The attack targeted one of our software clients and broke through the 1 Tbps threshold for the first time. Memcached was developed to act as a distributed memory caching system. Since the protocol uses UDP, an insecure protocol, and carries the potential for tremendous amplification, it has the key traits of a