1Akamai Analyzes Q1 Shifts in Internet, Security Landscape
by Sean Michael Kerner
2China 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.
3UPnP 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.
4DDoS 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.
5Belgium 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.
6Global 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.
7Virginia 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.
8Rhode 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.