Enterprise Still Main Target of DDoS Attacks

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-30-2014 Email

Enterprise and commerce continue to weather the most-frequent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks of all industries. Together, they account for 70 percent of reported attacks, with 159 for enterprise and 82 for commerce, according to Akamai Technology's latest "State of the Internet Report." American customers reported slightly less than half the total attacks. The Akamai Q4 2013 report includes data gathered across the Akamai Intelligent Platform on attack traffic, broadband adoption and mobile conductivity. Akamai maintains unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet that log connection attempts classified as attack traffic. Unlike Q3, which saw a decline in the concentration of attacks, Q4 saw growth in the volume of attack traffic coming from the top 10 countries. Attack concentration grew to 88 percent, up from 83 percent in Q3 and down from 89 percent in Q2 2013. Akamai identified 188 countries and regions that originated observable attack traffic. The country that appears to originate the attack as identified by IP address may not be where the attacker lives, however. To see the full report, click here

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


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