1Akamai Finds Web App Attacks Increased in Q3 2017
Akamai released its third quarter 2017 State of the Internet/Security report on Nov. 28, providing new statistics on the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web application attack landscape. The 24-page report revealed a 48 percent year-over-year increase in the number of web application security attacks. While the number of web application attacks has grown, the top type of web application attack remains unchanged, with SQL injection accounting for 47 percent of web application attacks in the third quarter. Looking at Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai reported that 86 percent of all attacks were directed at gaming companies. This slide show covers some of the details from Akamai’s Third Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet/Security Report.
2DDoS Attack Vector Frequency
3Gaming Industry is the Top DDoS Target
4Germany is The Top Source DDoS Attacks
5Web Application Attacks on the Rise
6SQL Injection Remains Top Web Application Attack
7The U.S. is the Top Target for Web Application Attacks
8The U.S. is the Top Source of Web Application Attacks
Not only is the U.S. the top web application target, it is also the top source accounting for nearly 39 percent of attacks seen by Akamai in the third quarter of 2017.