1DDoS Attacks Set New Record While Credential Abuse Attacks Decline
Akamai released its State of the Internet Security Summer 2018 report on June 26, providing insight into the current state of web application and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The 28-page report takes a specific look at credential abuse attacks against the hotel and travel industry, finding that attacks have leveled off over the last three months after reaching a peak at the end of January. The report also found that DDoS attack volume reached a record high of 1.35T bps, powered by a memcached reflection attack vector. On average, Akamai found that over the last six months, organizations faced an average of 41 DDoS attacks. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights of Akamai’s State of the Internet Security Summer 2018 report.
2DDoS Sets New Record
3UDP Fragments Often Used in DDoS Attacks
4Organizations Repeatedly Hit by DDoS Attacks
5Hotel and Travel Credential Abuse Declines
6SQL Injection Remains Top Web Attack Vector
7U.S. Remains Top Target
While attackers go after targets all around the world, the United States is by far the most attacked country.