DDoS At­tacks Grows 50% in 2013: Aka­mai Re­port

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Dis­trib­uted de­nial of ser­vices (DDoS) at­tacks rose by 50 per­cent in 2013 over the pre­vi­ous year, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port from cloud ser­vices provider (CSP) Aka­mai Tech­nolo­gies (AKAM).

In its fourth quar­ter, 2013, ‘State of the In­ter­net’ Re­port, which in­cludes data from cus­tomers across the Aka­mai In­tel­li­gent Plat­form, Aka­mai cus­tomers re­ported 1,153 dis­trib­uted de­nial of ser­vice (DDoS) at­tacks in 2013.

How­ever, Aka­mai re­ported that the num­ber of re­ported DDoS at­tacks rose 23 per­cent be­tween the third and fourth quarters. Dur­ing the fourth quar­ter of 2013, Aka­mai iden­ti­fied 188 coun­tries/re­gions that orig­i­nated ob­served at­tack traf­fic, which are three more than last quar­ter.

China main­tained its po­si­tion as the coun­try that orig­i­nated the most ob­served at­tack traf­fic, with quar­ter-over-quar­ter growth from 35% to 43%. It was fol­lowed by the United States at 19% (up from 11%) and Canada – which grew by 25 times quar­ter-over-quar­ter to 10%.

Be­sides, it men­tioned that the global av­er­age con­nec­tion speed con­tin­ued to im­prove, with a quar­terly in­crease of 5.5%, reach­ing 3.8 Mbps.

The re­port pro­vides in­sight into key global statis­tics such as net­work con­nec­tiv­ity and con­nec­tion speeds, at­tack traf­fic, broad­band trends and avail­abil­ity, and IPv6 adop­tion. It also in­cludes mea­sure­ments of page load times us­ing Aka­mai’s real user mon­i­tor­ing (RUM) ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and pro­vides in­sights on Aka­mai traf­fic ac­tiv­ity re­lated to In­ter­net dis­rup­tions in Syria, Suri­name, Guyana, Libya and Cuba.

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