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Most Recent Security Report

2018 State of the Internet / Security: A Year in Review

Akamai has spent the past year researching and analyzing web security events, threats in development, and attacks large and small. For our 2018 State of the Internet / Security: A Year in Review report, we present the biggest of these stories and some of our more fascinating research that you might have missed. From the record-breaking memcached attack to low-and-slow longtail exploits, we look at DDoS, credential stuffing, phishing, and more, including law enforcement efforts and the adversarial economy. A letter from CSO Andy Ellis also identifies trends that are likely to shape 2019.

Past Security Reports

2018 State of the Internet / Security – Credential Stuffing Attacks Report

The 2018 State of the Internet / Security - Credential Stuffing Attacks report is based on more than 8.3 billion malicious login attempts that occurred on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform between May and June 2018. It examines the latest botnet tactics and trends - including target industries and countries, as well as deep dives into a pair of multi-day, multi-botnet credential stuffing attacks at two financial institutions with very different approaches. It also explores why credential stuffing attacks are on the rise and the need for organizations to improve their bot defense.

Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attacks Report

The Summer 2018 security report is about change: what’s new and unusual in DDoS attacks, where are the surprising data patterns, and how should enterprises and security professionals prepare for the unexpected. Looking back at November 2017 to April 2018, as well as year-over-year changes, Akamai analysts identified data trends that spotlight the new and unfamiliar. The Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attacks report covers atypical attack methods, credential abuse attacks and law enforcement prosecution of DDoS-for-hire platforms. Guest writer Rik Ferguson also explores future threat scenarios.

Spring 2018 State of the Internet / Carrier Insights Report

The importance of information sharing in the battle against cyber threats.
Collaboration and data sharing are important topics in our latest report. Security in 2018 is a collaborative effort:No single solution and no single team has all the data, tools, or knowledge required to generate meaningful intelligence from the multitude of signals being recorded every second of every day. The State of the Internet / Security: Carrier Insights, Spring 2018 draws from six months of data to cover the following topics: collaboration, zero day domains, malware evolution, and Mirai.