Enterprise Is the Main Target of DDoS Attacks

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 03-11-2014 Email

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks plague the enterprise sector more than any other sector, including commerce, according to Akamai's just-released "Third Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report." Every quarter, Akamai releases such surveys, which include data gathered from across the company's Intelligent Platform about attack traffic, broadband adoption, mobile conductivity and other topics relating to the use of the Internet. The third-quarter report also monitors the activities of the Syrian Electronic Army and makes observations about Akamai traffic activity related to Internet disruptions in Syria, Myanmar and Sudan. The report also reviews mobile browser usage by network type, based on data from Akamai IO. Akamai can identify the top countries from which attack traffic originates, but the IP address does not indicate where the attacker is based. For example, a cybercriminal in Russia may be attacking from compromised systems in China, notes the report. To download the report, click here.  

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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