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Crafty Web Skimming Domain Spoofs “https”

Earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity alerted the 10th largest food distributor in the United States that one of its Web sites had been hacked and retrofitted with code that steals credit card and login data. While such Web site card skimming attacks are not new, this intrusion leveraged a sneaky new domain that hides quite easily in a hacked site’s source co
Publish At:2020-03-11 22:15 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 .ps Akamai

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this mon
Publish At:2017-09-01 00:45 | Read:4824 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Allison Nixon Android malware Chad Seaman DDoS

DDoS, IoT Top Cybersecurity Priorities for 45th President

Addressing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web services offline and security concerns introduced by the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) should be top cybersecurity priorities for the 45th President of the United States, according to a newly released blue-ribbon report commissioned by President Obama. “The
Publish At:2016-12-06 11:20 | Read:3940 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai arbor BCP38 Brendan Bordelon DDoS Donald Trump

Akamai on the Record KrebsOnSecurity Attack

Internet infrastructure giant Akamai last week released a special State of the Internet report. Normally, the quarterly accounting of noteworthy changes in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks doesn’t delve into attacks on specific customers. But this latest Akamai report makes an exception in describing in great detail the record-sized attack
Publish At:2016-11-22 15:45 | Read:3658 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai BackConnect google internet of things mirai Pro

Did the Mirai Botnet Really Take Liberia Offline?

KrebsOnSecurity received many a missive over the past 24 hours from readers who wanted to know why I’d not written about widespread media reports that Mirai — a malware strain made from hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as poorly secured routers and IP cameras — was used to knock the entire country of Liberia offlin
Publish At:2016-11-05 06:35 | Read:3543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai BBC Cable Consortium of Liberia Daniel Brewer D

IoT Device Maker Vows Product Recall, Legal Action Against Western Accusers

A Chinese electronics firm pegged by experts as responsible for making many of the components leveraged in last week’s massive attack that disrupted Twitter and dozens of popular Web sites has vowed to recall some of its vulnerable products, even as it threatened legal action against this publication and others for allegedly tarnishing the company̵
Publish At:2016-10-24 19:20 | Read:3323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Brian Karas Dahua Dyn Flashpoint Hikvision IPVM

DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit

Criminals this morning massively attacked Dyn, a company that provides core Internet services for Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Reddit and a host of other sites, causing outages and slowness for many of Dyn’s customers. Twitter is experiencing problems, as seen through the social media platform Hootsuite. In a statement, Dyn said that this morning, Oct
Publish At:2016-10-21 17:50 | Read:4611 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Anna_Senpai DDoS DNS Doug Madory Dyn internet o

KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS

On Tuesday evening, KrebsOnSecurity.com was the target of an extremely large and unusual distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to knock the site offline. The attack did not succeed thanks to the hard work of the engineers at Akamai, the company that protects my site from such digital sieges. But according to Akamai, it was nearly double the si
Publish At:2016-09-25 12:25 | Read:5266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai applej4ck BASHLITE botnet DDoS DNS dns amplific

The Democratization of Censorship

John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” This notion undoubtedly rings true for those who see national governments as the principal threats to free speech. However, events of the past week have convinced me that one of the fastest-growin
Publish At:2016-09-25 12:25 | Read:6603 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai BCP38 CAIDA censorship Center for Applied Inter

DDoS Mitigation Firm Has History of Hijacks

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity detailed how BackConnect Inc. — a company that defends victims against large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — admitted to hijacking hundreds of Internet addresses from a European Internet service provider in order to glean information about attackers who were targeting BackConnect. According to an ex
Publish At:2016-09-20 22:45 | Read:5494 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai BackConnect Inc. BackConnect LLC Beckman Softwa

Akamai Q2 2016 report, the number of DDoS attacks has doubled in one year

According to the Akamai Q2 2016 report, the number of distributed denial of service attacks has doubled over the last 12 months. The DDoS attacks continue to be privileged attack vectors for crooks, according to the last report published by Akamai (Akamai Q2 2016 report) the number of distributed denial of service attacks has doubled over the last 12 months.
Publish At:2016-09-16 19:00 | Read:4710 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Reports Akamai Akamai Q2 2

Alleged vDOS Proprietors Arrested in Israel

Two young Israeli men alleged to be the co-owners of a popular online attack-for-hire service were reportedly arrested in Israel on Thursday. The pair were arrested around the same time that KrebsOnSecurity published a story naming them as the masterminds behind a service that can be hired to knock Web sites and Internet users offline with powerful blasts of
Publish At:2016-09-11 01:15 | Read:5183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai applej4ck backconnect security B

Akamai Threat Advisory – Evolution of DDoS attacks

According to the US-based Akamai Technologies Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attacks have a great level of sophistication today. The Morris Worm of 1989 caused massive damage and losses with its unintentionally caused Denial Of Service (DoS) attacks. Fast forward to today, attacks have sharpened teeth targeting almost every IT service, from telco to ga
Publish At:2016-07-24 17:10 | Read:3779 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Akamai booter DDoS Pierlui

Cyber criminal crew DD4BC extorts businesses via DDoS

According to a report recently issued by Akamai, the DD4BC criminal group has been responsible for at least 114 DDoS attacks on its customers. According the Akamai firm, the criminal crews known as DD4BC has carried out at least 114 DDoS attacks with an average peak bandwidth of around 13.34 Gbps on its customers since April
Publish At:2015-09-11 18:45 | Read:3231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Reports Akamai Bitcoin DD4

Attackers Revive Deprecated RIPv1 Routing Protocol in DDoS Attacks

A long-deprecated—and aptly named—routing protocol, RIPv1, still has some life to it.Hackers, since the middle of May, have been carrying out reflection- and amplification-style distributed denial of service attacks using home office and small business routers still running on the old protocol. RIPv1, short for Routing Information Protocol, helps small ne
Publish At:2015-07-01 16:50 | Read:2874 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Vulnerabilities Web Security Akamai DDoS DDoS attacks


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