Q1 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report

DDoS attack activity rises to record level

DDoS, web application attacks surge; repeat attacks become the norm

What You’ll Learn

Get detailed cloud security insights about DDoS and web application attack trends observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ for Q1 2016. Highlights include:

  • A 23% increase in DDoS attacks and a 26% increase in web application attacks, compared with Q4 2015, setting new records for the number of attacks in the quarter
  • The rise in repeat DDoS attacks, with an average of 29 attacks per targeted customer – including one customer who was targeted 283 times
  • The continued rise in multi-vectored attacks (56% of all DDoS attacks mitigated in Q1 2016), making mitigation more difficult