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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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Latest Echobot: 26 Infection Vectors
Larry Cashdollar

We look at an updated version of the Echobot binary that has some interesting additions.

Phishing Factories & Economies
Or Katz

We explore specific phishing kits, how they came to be, and what their existence means to the public.

Catch Me if You Can: Evasive and Defensive Techniques in Phishing
Or Katz

We examine several evasive and defensive techniques that have been developed and used on thousands of websites across hundreds of kits.

Identifying Vulnerabilities in Phishing Kits
Larry Cashdollar

Learn about new vulnerabilities discovered while examining hundreds of phishing kits for ongoing research.

Disturbingly Easy Phishing Attack Development
Or Katz

We examine how easily attackers can leverage free HTML hosting services to build and deliver phishing websites.

16Shop Commercial Phishing Kit Has a Hidden Backdoor
Amiram Cohen

When it comes to targeting Apple users and their personal and financial data, 16Shop has emerged as a go to kit for those who can afford it.

Bots Tampering with TLS to Avoid Detection
Akamai Threat Research Team

Read about how researchers at Akamai observed attackers using a novel approach for evading detection.

Does DNS Data Really Matter?
Yael Daihes

We look at how helpful anonymized DNS data is when it comes to identifying threats in enterprise networks.

Akamai bug-hunters find hijack hole in bank phishing kit
The Register

Larry Cashdollar and Steve Ragan have found a bunch of phishing kits with classic security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.

Sharing Threat Intelligence: Time for an Overhaul
Threatpost

Tony Lauro says in order to build better defenses, now is the time to take a broader view of information sharing beyond vertical market silos.

What Cyber Skills Shortage?
Dark Reading

Andy Ellis looks at the perceived “cybersecurity skills shortage”. He says there isn't a significant skills gap – there is a market mismatch.

Akamai: Digital Security and Efficiency
NECN's This Week In Business

Andy Ellis likens the Akamai business to that of a shopping mall. Check out the interview to learn more about this “Internet mall cop”.

Akamai Bets on ‘Zero Trust’ Approach to Security
Wall Street Journal

Tom Leighton on the evolution of Akamai in security, where it’s headed, and why Akamai itself is not a conventional cybersecurity service.

Election Security Ahead of 2020
Bloomberg Radio

Listen to Patrick Sullivan on election security, but not before he shares a bit about fraudulent bots seeking to take over accounts.

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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