In the second quarter of 2014, Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 161 unique countries/regions, which was 33 fewer than the first quarter of the year.
Akamai Technologies released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory that alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Spike DDoS toolkit.
A continuing trend of DDoS attacks are short in duration and repeated frequently.
DDoS attacks are a growing problem. In July, Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data derived from its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure that shows a surge in volumetric attacks in the first half of 2014 with over 100 attacks larger than 100GB/sec reported.
Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems.