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State of the Internet Security Reports - 2020

2020 State of the Internet / Security: 2020 – A Year in Review

Internet traffic surged in 2020 and criminals took advantage, using their time at home to change the threat landscape forever. There were huge jumps in credential stuffing, web application, DDoS, phishing — just about every type of attack Akamai tracks. DDoS extortion came of age, with its potential to cripple businesses that refused to pay up. Also, playing on people’s boredom, an age-old phishing tactic snagged 5 million victims. Review the security stories that shaped a year like no other, and how they’re likely to change the security landscape for years to come. Download our report now.

2020 State of the Internet / Security: Loyalty for Sale – Retail and Hospitality Fraud

The numbers speak for themselves: Retail, travel, and hospitality industries attracted a startling 63% of credential stuffing attacks and 41% of web attacks. In this new State of the Internet / Security report, we go beyond this data, taking you into the criminal marketplace that makes these industries and their loyalty programs such popular targets. You’ll learn how criminals crack passwords, why SQLi is the leading web attack vector against these industries, and the price criminals will pay for stolen accounts and rewards. Of course, we’ll also look at steps you can take to protect your customers and brand. Download this report now.

2020 State of the Internet / Security: Gaming — You Can't Solo Security

Gamers are highly engaged consumers, and you can learn how they feel about the security of games, websites, and accounts from our new State of the Internet / Security report. You'll gain insights from a landmark DreamHack/Akamai security survey of more than 1,200 gamers, 81% of whom say they play every day. The report also features two years of actionable web attack, DDoS, and credential stuffing data — drawn from gaming, an industry that caters to passionate consumers with disposable income. Better still if you’re a gamer, you’ll learn why attacks succeed and how to protect yourself. Download this new report now.

2020 State of the Internet / Security: Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry (Special Edition)

What a year! 2020 began with Akamai Security researchers gaining greater visibility into the credential stuffing landscape just as the COVID-19 lockdowns began. Some attack trends continued. Many spiked exponentially. 2019’s 208% increase in credential stuffing attacks against video websites, for instance, suddenly paled in comparison to the 1,450% increase we saw in Q1 2020. And that’s just one data point. This report features two years of insights into how criminals target and attack fast-growing industries, and supplements it with data that shows how they pivot and scale when circumstances change. Download it now.

2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services – Hostile Takeover Attempts

High-value targets generally attract the most sophisticated criminals and attacks. Our new State of the Internet / Security report looks at financial services and finds a number of emerging trends. We report on spikes in the number of credential stuffing attacks against APIs, LFI passing SQLi as the leading web attack vector against financial services, and a DDoS attack against one bank that reached an astounding 160 Gbps. And in a guest essay, you’ll learn about security marketing tactics that do more harm than good. We also explore the ability of Zero Trust to defend against credential stuffing, web application, and DDoS attacks. Download the report today.