Distributed denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet, Q4 2013 Report. The company’s customers were targeted by 346 DDoS attacks, a 23 percent increase over the previous quarter. The public sector was hit with 81 reported DDoS attacks last year.
Akamai’s Intelligent Platform gathers volumes of data on metrics, such as connection speed, attack traffic and mobile connectivity, to shed light on online trends. The report shows that the field of available IPv4-address space continues to shrink — just under 783 million unique IPv4 addresses connected to the company’s platform in the fourth quarter of 2013, up about 22 million from the previous quarter.
Here are some of the interesting findings:
Take a look at the highlights in the infographic below, and download the complete report here.