Overall DDoS Attacks Drop, Yet Cyber Attacks Continues To Make Headlines - Akamai's Q4 2016 State Of The Internet Security Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Barely a month ago, the Malaysian defence ministry launched the Cyber Defence Operations Centre (CDOC) to thwart the possibility of cyber-attacks, and conscious of the growing threat of cybersecurity. This move is in line with Akamai's latest findings from Q4 2016 which saw a 140 percent Year over Year increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks greater than 100Gbps.

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the 'Mirai botnet' continue as one of the largest threats, but it is not the only Internet of Things (IoT) based botnet. At least two other major IoT based botnets were also in use. These were among Akamai Technologies' latest findings that describes an overall daily attack trend and how four retail sub-verticals were each hit by different types of attacks timed during the holiday season.

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