1Number of DDoS Attacks Continues to Grow, Akamai Reports
In the fourth quarter of 2017, the number of cyber-attacks once again grew, according to Akamai’s 4Q17 State of the Internet / Security Report, which it released on Feb. 20. The 28-page report revealed that the total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks increased in the fourth quarter of 2017 by 14 percent on a year-over-year basis. Looking at the frequency of attacks, Akamai reported that the average number of DDoS attacks per target in the fourth quarter was 29. The online gaming industry continued to be the top target for DDoS attacks, attracting 79 percent of DDoS attacks during the quarter. Looking at web application attacks, Akamai reported that SQL injection continues to be the leading attack method. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at highlights from the 4Q17 State of the Internet / Security Report.
2DDoS Attacks Increase Year Over Year
3Gaming Is the Top Target
4Germany Is a Top Source for DDoS Attacks
5Average Target Hit 29 Times by DDoS Attacks
6SQL Injection Remains Top Web Application Attack
7U.S. Is Top Source of Web Application Attacks
8U.S. Is Top Target for Web Application Attacks
The U.S. also remained the top target for web application attacks at the end of 2017. The Akamai report noted that many organizations maintain their web presence in the U.S., even if they are international companies.