1DDoS Attackers Taking Direct Aim at Gaming Companies, Akamai Reports
In the second quarter of this year, 82 percent of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were targeted at gaming companies, according to Akamai‘s 2Q17 State of the Internet / Security report. The report, which was released on Aug. 22, provides new statistics on the DDoS and web application attack landscape. One of the most significant findings in the 27-page report is that 90 percent fewer devices were used in volumetric DDoS attacks since the first quarter of 2017. Looking at web application attacks, once again Akamai found that SQL injection tops the list as the most common attack vector. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights from the Akamai Second Quarter 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report.
2DDoS Attack Vector Frequency
3Number of DDoS Attack IPs Declining
4Gaming Industry Is the Top DDoS Target
5Average Number of Attacks Per Target on the Rise
6SQL Injection Is the Top Web Application Attack
7U.S. Is the Source of One-Third of Web Application Attacks
8U.S. Is the Top Target
The United States remained the top target of web application attack traffic, with more than 218 million attacks seen by Akamai in the second quarter of 2017.