Quarterly Security Reports

No matter which industry you find yourself in, however big or small your business, DDoS and web application attacks impact everyone. Adversaries don’t take vacations, as we’ve all witnessed in the most recent wave of mega and repeat attacks. To help you fortify your security posture and find effective security solutions, the Akamai SIRT (Security Intelligence Response Team) issues an in-depth quarterly analysis and perspective, plus spotlights on recent DDoS and web application attacks.

Most Recent Security Report

Q3 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report

IoT botnet attacks are real and present threats.
We've been hearing for years that it is possible for IoT devices to launch a cyberattack. In September 2016, this rising new trend fueled the most significant attack ever observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform, reaching a powerful peak of 623 Gbps.

Past Security Reports

Q2 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report

NTP reflection attacks reach an all-time high.
Brazil becomes the leading origin country of web application attacks, and 21 attacks measured 30+ Mpps in Q2 2016, compared with just six recorded in Q1.

Q1 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report

Year-over-year DDoS attacks more than doubled, largely driven by repeat attacks and a wider number of targets. On average, targets were attacked 29 times each. Which attack vectors were used? View this quarter’s report for full details.

Q4 2015 State of the Internet / Security Report

Stressor/booter-based botnets were the source of the vast majority of DDoS attacks observed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Repeat attacks have become the norm, and the gaming sector was the most frequently targeted industry hit by DDoS attacks.