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The State of the Internet

Making sense of the new age of information security and web performance.

The State of the Internet series provides expert insights on the cloud security and web performance landscape, based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform.

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XMR Cryptomining Targetng X86/I686 Systems
Larry Cashdollar

We investigate a coin-mining malware that made a jump from ARM-powered IoT devices to Intel systems.

Summer Phishing Scams Targeting Vacation Hotspotss
Or Katz

Our Research Team analyzes patterns and trends in a phishing attack campaign targeting vacationers.

Criminals Using Targeted Remote File Inclusion Attacks in Phishing Campaigns
Larry Cashdollar

We look at how investigating RFI vulnerability attacks uncovered a campaign to deploy phishing kits.

Adversarial DGA - Is It Out There?
Asif Nadler

We describe three Adversarial DGA attacks that were published recently, and a question whether they are actually used by attackers.

Pykspa v2 DGA Updated to Become Selective
Lior Lahav

Akamai researchers track and analyze recent changes to the Pykspa v2 domain generation algorithm (DGA) and how they have made it more selective.

SIRT Advisory: Silexbot Bricking Systems With Known Default Login Credentials
Larry Cashdollar

We look at a new bot using known default credentials for IoT devices to login and kill the system.

Phishing Analytics - Tracking A Campaign
Or Katz

We look at analytics and correlate various stats to better understand how phishing campaigns work from within.

CloudTest Vulnerability (CVE-2019-11011)
Akamai Threat Research Team

A new version of CloudTest is available that addresses a critical security vulnerability.

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker's Buck
Wired

Chad Seaman on the Akamai SIRT team’s WS-Discovery protocol exploitation research and how reflection DDoS attacks are a fact of life in the Internet.

Phishers' Latest Tricks for Reeling in New Victims
Dark Reading

Steve Ragan and Or Katz share their thoughts on the evolution of phishing techniques and how evasion is at the forefront of phishing kit creators.

8 DDoS Attack Trends To Watch For In 2020
CRN

Lisa Beegle on the latest DDoS attack trends, including how threat actors are embracing the DDoS for Hire underground market.

Coin-mining Malware Jumps from Arm IoT Gear to Intel Servers
Fortune

Chad Seaman discusses how DDoS as a Service is alive and well, and continues to be fueled by Akamai SIRT team’s latest discovery.

Fortnite Ransomware Scams Should Force Developers and Gamers to Think About Security
Venture Beat

Nelson Rodriguez discusses ransomware attacks against Fortnite players and how game publishers and players can help avoid and mitigate cyberattacks.

Turning a Blind Eye to Bots to Protect Ad Revenue? Think Again
What's New In Publishing

Tara Bartley writes about the dilemma that web publishers face when it comes to blocking bot traffic, despite the security risks they may pose.

Threat Advisory: Satori Mirai Variant Alert

Read the official threat intelligence brief of the Satori Mirai Variant Alert published by Akamai on December 6, 2017.

Threat Advisory: CLDAP Reflection

The Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) recently identified a new Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) reflection and amplification method. This advisory analyzes the capabilities of and potential defenses against this new type of reflection attack.

Akamai Security Intelligence & Threat Research Blog

Read the latest insights and commentary on relevant topics from Akamai's experts in security intelligence and threat research.

Web Attack Visualization

View threat levels by industry and region, countries launching the web attacks, and the most common Internet attack methods.

Real-Time Web Monitor

View global regions targeted by the greatest web attack traffic, cities with the slowest web connections, and geographic areas with the most web traffic.

Network Performance Comparison

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Real-Time Content Delivery

Get real-time visibility into web traffic and attacks.

Global Client Reputation Visualization

Updated daily, the IP reputation map shows the location of each IP address listed in Akamai's Kona Client Reputation dataset. The visualization displays the networks hosting these IP addresses.

IPv6 Adoption Visualization

Review IPv6 adoption trends at a country or network level.

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