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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.

20 Years of DDoS Attacks: What Has Changed?
The Daily Swig

As Akamai routinely does battle with the biggest and baddest DDoS attacks, Domingo Ponce and Patrick Sullivan discuss the threat's evolution.

94% of Attacks Hitting Financial Services Use One of Four Methods
Help Net Security

Findings from Akamai's Latest State of the Internet Security report looking at the financial services sector.

Transforming 'Tangible Security' into a Competitive Advantage
Dark Reading

Kaan Onarlioglu says now is the time for vendors to take advantage of heightened security awareness to mold security into a tangible feature.

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

While cryptocurrency malware is nothing new, Larry Cashdollar spots a way that it is spreading that is unique.

DevOps Chat: SOTI Report With Akamai’s Martin McKeay
Security Boulevard

Listen to State of the Internet Security report Editorial Director Martin McKeay discuss the Akamai research team's latest findings.

Fake News and Influence: Information Warfare in the Digital Age
Threatpost

Tony Lauro writes that in a modern digital era marked by influence campaigns and deep fakes, information warfare has become much easier to carry out.

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

Optimize in real time to improve performance and reliability.

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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