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Gaming
Attacks on gaming companies more than double over past year
Last month
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
Last month
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
July 2022
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
July 2022
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
June 2022
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
May 2022
Akamai Technologies and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have entered a strategic relationship to assist organisations in the region.
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Distributed Denial of Service
WAF Multi-Vector and DDoS attacks are spiking in Australia
May 2022
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
May 2022
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
April 2022
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
March 2022
Attackers increase the volume of attacks, including scraping data, draining customer accounts, damaging site functionality and holding encrypted data ransom.
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IT infrastructure
Akamai to acquire Linode in USD $900 million deal
February 2022
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
November 2021
"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
October 2021
"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
October 2021
"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
June 2021
"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
June 2021
"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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Distributed Denial of Service
Akamai named leader for DDoS mitigation solutions in The Forrester Wave
March 2021
“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
January 2021
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
October 2020
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
October 2020
"Akamai is entering a period characterised by unprecedented disruption."
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Distributed Denial of Service
Global DDoS attacks: What they are, how they work, and how to defend against them
September 2020
Do not pay the ransom, and do make sure you've got strong DDoS protection, security firms warn.
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Distributed Denial of Service
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
August 2019
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
August 2019
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
July 2019
“Gamers are a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status is also a tempting target.”