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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today released its Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report. The report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, including insight into two record setting DDoS attacks caused by the Mirai botnet.
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“Every couple of years the industry faces what could be considered ‘harbinger attacks’, where the size and scope of a security event are radically different than what has come before. I believe the industry faced its latest ‘harbinger’ with the Mirai botnet,” explained Martin McKeay, senior security advocate and senior editor, State of the Internet/Security Report. “The Mirai botnet also made concrete the industry’s fear that Internet of Things (IoT) and other Internet connected devices could be used for both web application and DDoS attacks, illustrating the need for device manufacturers to place a greater emphasis on security.”
From an historical perspective, Election Day traffic on Akamai in 2004 peaked at a relatively modest 21 Gbps. The 2009 Obama inauguration reached 1.1 Tbps and the Royal Wedding in 2011 hit 1.3 Tbps. More recently, the first 2016 Presidential debate peaked at 4.4 Tbps in September.
Highlights from Akamai’s Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report include:
For a detailed analysis on Mirai, please see section 2.4 of the report.
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