Akamai: The Internet’s aging protocols make juicy targets

Akamai: The Internet’s aging protocols make juicy targets
According to Akamai’s Q2 2015 “State of the Internet — Security” report, built from data harvested across Akamai’s networks, DDoS attacks continue to rise — and attackers continue to change their games in surprising ways.

Among the trends singled out in the report: Attacks are not only getting bigger in terms of total traffic, but are more aggressively exploiting limitations in older protocols (“infrastructure layer” attacks), and they’re happening at a large enough scale that even Internet backbone hardware is at risk of being routinely gummed up.

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