1DDoS Attacks Are in Decline in Number and Size, Akamai Report Finds
In the security world, there tends to be a constant stream of news about how the number of attacks is increasing, which is what makes Akamai’s “First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet/Security Report” interesting. According to the report, there was a 30 percent year-over-year decrease in the total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 1Q17. Going a step further, there was an 89 percent decrease in the number of DDoS attacks greater than 100G bps. The report isn’t all good news, though: In the first quarter of 2017, there was a 35 percent increase in the total number of web application attacks, with SQL injection attacks leading the way. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at the highlights from the most recent Akamai State of the Internet/Security Report.
2Largest DDoS Attack in 1Q17 Was 120G bps
3However, There Was a Decline in Large DDoS Attacks
4Majority of DDoS Attacks Use Reflection
5SSDP Is Leading DDoS Reflector
6SQL Injection Is Most Common Web Application Attack
7US Is Top Source of Web Application Attacks
8US Is Also Top Target
Not only is the U.S. the top source of web application attacks, it is also the top target of such attacks.