Akamai Analyzes Q1 Shifts in Internet, Security Landscape

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2 - China Still Top Source for Attack Traffic
3 - UPnP Increasingly a Target
4 - DDoS Attacks Down on a Quarterly Basis
5 - Belgium Top Country for IPv6 Traffic
6 - Global Average Connection Speed Now 3.9M bps
7 - Virginia Has Fastest Average Connection Speed in U.S.
8 - Rhode Island Is Tops for High Broadband Speeds
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Akamai Analyzes Q1 Shifts in Internet, Security Landscape

by Sean Michael Kerner

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China Still Top Source for Attack Traffic

As was the case in the fourth quarter of 2013, China topped the list as the top originating point for attack traffic in the first quarter of 2014.

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UPnP Increasingly a Target

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) has grown to become the second most attacked server port. Although UPnP represented less than a tenth of a percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, it accounted for a 12 percent share of attack traffic in this year's first quarter.

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DDoS Attacks Down on a Quarterly Basis

While distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to be a problem, Akamai's data shows that its customers experienced fewer DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2014 than they did in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Belgium Top Country for IPv6 Traffic

Akamai monitors the amount of traffic on its network that comes in over IPv6. During the first quarter, Belgium topped the list while the U.S. came in sixth place.

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Global Average Connection Speed Now 3.9M bps

The global average connection speeds in the first quarter reached 3.9M bps for a 24 percent year-over-year gain.

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Virginia Has Fastest Average Connection Speed in U.S.

The study ranked Virginia as having the fastest average connection speed in the United States. The state came in at 13.7M bps for a 30 percent year-over-year gain.

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Rhode Island Is Tops for High Broadband Speeds

When looked at in terms of high broadband speeds, Rhode Island had 55 percent of its connections come in at 10M bps or faster, followed closely by Massachusetts, at 54 percent.

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