State of the Internet / Security: 2020 – A Year in Review


Published December 2020


Internet traffic surged in 2020 and criminals took advantage, using their time at home to change the threat landscape forever. There were huge jumps in credential stuffing, web application, DDoS, phishing — just about every type of attack Akamai tracks. DDoS extortion came of age, with its potential to cripple businesses that refused to pay up. Also, playing on people’s boredom, an age-old phishing tactic snagged 5 million victims. Review the security stories that shaped a year like no other, and how they’re likely to change the security landscape for years to come. Download our new report now.

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