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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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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.

Attackers Are Hiding By Tampering With Encrypted Web Traffic

Akamai research on how attackers are tampering with Web traffic encryption to make malicious bot activity look like live human traffic.

Rogue Waves: Preparing the Internet for the Next Mega DDoS Attack

Tony Lauro shares why you should not dismiss DDoS attacks as ‘old news’, but rather what might be on the horizon for malicious attackers.

6 Secrets to CISO Job Longevity

Andy Ellis on his almost two decades at Akamai and the evolution of his role in helping define and evolve the company’s security strategy.

Researchers Find Backdoor In Pirated Apple Phishing Kit

Or Katz discusses the level of sophistication of phishing kit 16Shop, and how it is a prime example of the “industrialism of phishing”.

The Rise of Account Takeover Fraud in the Media Industry

Patrick Sullivan on the criminal ecosystem and their parasitic ways of conducting account takeover fraud in the digital media industry.

Retailers Are Under Siege from Botnets

An article on a recent Akamai State of the Internet / Security report and how E-Commerce sites face billions of hacking attempts each year.

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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