Akamai Report: Navigating the Surge of DDoS Attacks in 2023

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Embark on a journey through the tumultuous landscape of cybersecurity with Akamai’s comprehensive report on the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack trends that defined the year 2023. In this gripping exposé, Akamai unveil the unsettling rise of cybercriminal groups, hacktivists, and malicious actors leveraging cost-effective tactics to launch unprecedented assaults on businesses, government institutions, and critical public infrastructure.

Key Highlights:

  • Discover how DDoS attacks evolved in frequency, duration, and sophistication, targeting horizontal destinations and setting new records.
  • Delve into the alarming surge of attacks on banking and financial services, with a staggering 35% of all DDoS attacks directed at this critical industry.
  • Uncover the intricacies of Layer 7 DDoS attacks exploiting the HTTP/2 Rapid Reset zero-day vulnerability and the subsequent collaborative response from Akamai and industry stakeholders.
  • Explore the resurgence of DNS attacks, accounting for nearly 60% of DDoS incidents, and their potential implications on businesses and institutions.
  • Gain insights into the regional shift in DDoS attacks driven by geopolitical hacktivism, exemplified by pro-Russian groups targeting European and U.S. financial organizations.

In the face of these escalating threats, Akamai rises to the occasion, enhancing its Prolexic DDoS protection platform with a groundbreaking software-defined architecture. The report showcases Akamai’s proactive measures, including the launch of new cloud scrubbing centers globally, to fortify defense against these relentless cyber onslaughts. Dive deep into the world of cyber warfare, and learn how Akamai is leading the charge in safeguarding digital infrastructure with a world-class DDoS protection platform.

Read the full report here, and stay ahead in the battle against evolving cyber threats.