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Gaming
Attacks on gaming companies more than double over past year
The State of the Internet report shows gaming companies and gamer accounts are at risk, following a surge in web application attacks post pandemic.
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Malware
Research shows attacks on the gaming industry are getting worse
Web application attacks in the gaming sector have grown by 167% from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, according to new research from Akamai.
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Ransomware
Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Phishing
Akamai research finds PayPal security measures utilised in new phishing scam
New research from Akamai has found that a new threat actor is parasitising benign WordPress sites to execute an extensive PayPal phishing scam.
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Ransomware
Akamai researches top three internet security threats
Akamai Technologies has released three new research reports focusing on ransomware, web applications and APIs, and DNS traffic.
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Cloud
Akamai and Fujitsu team up to protect A/NZ orgs against threats
Akamai Technologies and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have entered a strategic relationship to assist organisations in the region.
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DDoS
WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks are spiking in Australia
According to a new observation by Akamai, Australia has experienced a massive spike in WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks.
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Cloud
Akamai announces new products across security, computing
Akamai has announced a series of new products and updates to existing products across its security and compute product lines, including its entry into the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market.
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Bots
Forrester names Akamai Leader in 2022 bot management report
Akamai has announced that Forrester has named it a Leader in its 2022 Bot Management Wave report, acknowledging the company’s standout vision.
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Cybersecurity
Increase in cyber attacks driven by online holiday shopping
Attackers increase the volume of attacks, including scraping data, draining customer accounts, damaging site functionality and holding encrypted data ransom.
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Infrastructure
Akamai to acquire Linode in USD $900 million deal
Cloud infrastructure provider Akamai announced it has secured an agreement to acquire Infrastructure as a Service platform, Linode.
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Cybersecurity
Akamai launches next-gen web application and API protection solution
"This builds on Akamai's proven security technologies, introducing new levels of sophisticated, automated intelligence to keep our customers a step ahead of the cyber criminals.”
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Cloud
API vulnerabilities are a huge target for cyber criminals, report finds
"From broken authentication and injection flaws, to simple misconfigurations, there are numerous API security concerns for anyone building an internet-connected application."
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Cloud
Akamai acquires Guardicore to expand zero trust portfolio
"By adding Guardicore's leading micro-segmentation products to Akamai's comprehensive portfolio of zero trust solutions, we believe Akamai will be able to provide the most effective way to combat ransomware on the market today.”
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Gaming
Gamers suffer highest growth in cyberattacks during COVID-19 pandemic
"We are observing a remarkable persistence in video game industry defenses being tested on a daily - and often hourly - basis."
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Cloud
Akamai Technologies' fights fraud with new account protection solution
"We're addressing this critical need with a highly sophisticated digital fingerprint approach that strengthens protection without placing additional burdens on the end user.
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DDoS
Akamai named leader for DDoS mitigation solutions in The Forrester Wave
“As opposed to other 'all in one' solutions that can be vulnerable to platform outages, our distinct, purpose-built DDoS solutions are architected to ensure multiple levels of resilience."
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Edge Computing
Akamai updates partner programme
The new programme, which partners will migrate into over a 6-month transition period, focuses on enablement through training and certification.
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Cloud
Fujitsu appoints Graeme Beardsell as new CEO for A/NZ operations
The news comes after a ‘mutual agreement’ was reached between Fujitsu and Beardsell’s immediate predecessor and outgoing A/NZ CEO Mike Foster, who will depart the company on 31 October after a decade of working there.
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Cloud
Akamai unveils new managing director for APJ
"Akamai is entering a period characterised by unprecedented disruption."
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DDoS
Global DDoS attacks: What they are, how they work, and how to defend against them
Do not pay the ransom, and do make sure you've got strong DDoS protection, security firms warn.
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DDoS
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
The new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow Akamai to continue to meet its aims of having three-to-five times the capacity of the largest DDoS attacks currently recorded.
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Internet of Things
Akamai launches Edge Cloud for IoT devices and in-app messaging
Edge Cloud will leverage Akamai’s edge platform to streamline and secure data delivery to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.
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Cloud
Gaming industry a rising target of cyber-attacks – Akamai
“Gamers are a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status is also a tempting target.”