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Mega users affected by credential stuffing attack; 15,000 affected
Users of file sharing website Mega have been tripped up in a credential stuffing attack.
19 Jul 18
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.
04 Jul 18
China reigns supreme as Asia's top source - and top target - of DDoS attacks
China continues its reign as one of the world’s most prevalent cyberattackers, taking the number two rank for the top five source countries globally.
06 Mar 18
Updated: Cyber attackers flood memcached servers with amplified DDoS attacks
Misconfigured memcached servers on internet data center (IDC) networks are being increasingly abused to conduct amplification attacks worldwide.
02 Mar 18
Canberra Data Centres, NextDC, Datacom...Frost & Sullivan names Australia's top companies
One of the big winners of the night was Metronode, who was named Australia’s Data Center Service Provider of The Year.
08 Dec 17
Akamai completes acquisition of rDNS security provider Nominum
The firm says Nominum’s DNS-based security solutions support many of the world’s carriers, which fit well with Akamai’s investment in DNS products.
01 Dec 17
Industry collaboration brings down WireX Android botnet
"I want to especially thank the organizations who are attacked with DDoS traffic and are kind enough to share detailed information about the attacks."
29 Aug 17
Akamai and F5 named as leaders in Web Application Firewall market
This month Gartner released the results of its latest Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), ranking the top vendors in the market.
24 Aug 17
New report reveals hackers weaponising old vulnerabilities
Attacks are on the rise and cybercriminals are reverting to old techniques, with Akamai using the quote “everything old is new again."
23 Aug 17
Freshworks makes new position to bring in ex Akamai managing director
Freshworks has announced the appointment of SIdharth Malik to the specially created position of chief revenue officer.
18 Aug 17
Exclusive interview: Akamai on Australia's biggest cyber security threats
Australian businesses can no longer rely on the ‘Island Australia’ approach and need to strengthen their upstream defence against large attacks.
26 Jul 17
Internet of Everything: An exclusive interview with Akamai
I think most people have a limited view of IoT or “Internet of Everything” (IoE) or “Operational Technology” (OT).
26 Jul 17
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
22 Jun 17
Australia on top - AU leads APAC for mobile connectivity, Akamai reports
"Major mobile networks in Australia diligently retired many older mobile networks showing huge progress to support better mobile connection speed."
02 Jun 17
Millisecond delays can hurt conversion rates on online transactions – Akamai report
Online retail benefits from delivering better customer experiences, especially on mobile devices.
24 Apr 17
Akamai announces acquisition with digital performance focus
According to Akamai, sites and applications need to maximise consumer interaction and engagement by offering a fast and reliable platform.
04 Apr 17
Akamai ramps up security strategy with latest acquisition
“At the same time, security and IT teams remain responsible for ensuring visibility, security and performance."
06 Oct 16
Delving into the state of Aussie & NZ internet
ANZ internet is looking bright, according to Akamai's Q1 2016 State of the Internet Report.
04 Jul 16
State of the Internet Report - DDoS attacks surge
Akamai's Q1 2016 State of the Internet - Security Report has been released today, detailing threats affecting global cloud and cyber security.
08 Jun 16
Akamai discovers new DDoS threats, issues medium risk level
A potentially malicious DDoS vulnerability has been discovered by Akamai's Security Intelligence Response team.
07 Jun 16
State of the internet: How does NZ stack up?
“This quarter’s report shows great year-over-year growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption."
24 Mar 16
The State of the Internet: Australian edition
"While there’s still work to be done, more parts of the world are increasingly able to support delivery of broadcast-quality video content online.”
24 Mar 16
Threat of DDoS and web application attacks more real than ever
"Malicious actors aren't backing down. They're hammering away at the same targets over and over again."
02 Mar 16
New cyber threat using SEO to target websites
“The ability to manipulate page rankings is an enticing proposition and business for attackers."
19 Jan 16