Akamai repels enormous DDoS attack on European target
Akamai repelled one of the largest DDoS attacks in European history. Cybercriminals attacked a company with 660 million packets per second (Mpps) and 854 Gbps of data during a 14-hour peak.
According to Akamai, the target company suffered a constant DDoS attack for 30 days. Traffic peaked on 21 ... Read more
Akamai and Linode launch managed database service
Akamai launched a managed database service. The service is provided by Linode, a subsidiary and recent acquisition.
Akamai was founded in 1998. In its early years, the organization built a content delivery network (CDN). CDN providers operate data centres worldwide to push customer content to en... Read more
Akamai buys IaaS provider Linode for 790 million euros
Akamai Technologies is acquiring infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Linode for 790 million euros (900 million dollars). The CDN provider aims to offer the world's largest distributed application platform with this acquisition.
By combining the technology of both companies, developers wi... Read more
Akamai spends $600 million to acquire Tel Aviv-based Guardicores
Akamai Technologies’ acquisition of Guardicore is a move in the right direction and a great way to enhance its cybersecurity portfolio. The deal was announced on Wednesday, with terms saying that Akamai will pay about $600 million to acquire all outstanding equity.
Guardicore is a Tel Aviv-bas... Read more
Akamai is acquiring Inverse to boost its IoT security services
Yesterday, Akamai announced that it had acquired Inverse, a company based in Montreal, dealing in open-source consulting and integration. Akamai has an interest in Inverse’s technology which provides context and visibility in the IoT landscape.
To be specific, Akamai said that Inverse would br... Read more
New SEO scam: WordPress malware sets up fake shops on existing sites
Attackers also poison the victim's keywords and SERP ranking.
There is a new cybercrime gang at work these days. Their modus operandi: take over vulnerable WordPress sites to install hidden e-commerce stores and wreak other havoc. The malefactors appear to be doing this to hijack the original si... Read more
Akamai mitigates biggest PPS DDoS attack ever
Content delivery and cloud security specialist Akamai claims to have mitigated the largest-ever packet-per-second (PPS) DDoS attack. The target was attacked at a rate of 809 million packets per second.
DDoS attacks are volume-based attacks that target companies using large amounts of data or IP ... Read more
Akamai introduces AI tool against malicious website scripts
Akamai introduces the AI-based Page Integrity Manager tool to help companies discover malicious code on their websites. The tool also detects vulnerabilities in used solutions from other players, such as payment services.
According to the Content Delivery Network (CDN) specialist, the increase i... Read more
More security and insights for Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector
Cybersecurity specialist Akamai has equipped its cloud-based Enterprise Threat Protector solution with new functionality that allows all Internet traffic to pass through the security solution. According to the security specialist, this increases security while at the same time providing more insigh... Read more
Akamai introduces new features for safer content delivery
Content delivery firm Akamai has announced improvements to maximize security, quality and reliability in delivering content from the cloud to the user. With the new features, the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform enables organisations to optimise and secure the network edge, through which they essen... Read more