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The shift in cyberattacks to brute force logins – Akamai

The Akamai State of the Internet report for Q3-2014 is out here.  The paragraph on to top ports being attacked leapt out at me.  In 2014 there has been a shift towards ports that highlight attack volume is aimed at business.

Akamai who have shifted their business model to on of defence against large scale attacks such as DDoS are well placed to know.  Something for banks to know and be certain the attacks they will face are bound to increase.

1.2 Attack Traffic, Top Ports /

The significant decline in the volume of attacks targeting
Web-associated ports, coupled with the growth in attacks targeting
Telnet, may indicate a shift in attack vectors from ones that target
known exploits in Web-based software to ones attempting brute-
force logins on the underlying server infrastructure.

Written by Colin Henderson

January 8, 2015 at 22:20

Posted in Uncategorized

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