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Massive increase in XorDDoS Linux malware in last six months

Microsoft says it’s recorded a massive increase in XorDDoS activity (254 percent) in the last six months. XorDDoS, a Linux Trojan known for its modularity and stealth, was first discovered in 2014 by the white hat research group, MalwareMustDie (MMD). MMD believed the Linux Trojan originated in China. Based on a case study in 2015, Akamai strengthen
Publish At:2022-05-25 12:59 | Read:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports akamai china CrowdStrike Linux malware Linux Trojan

KrebsOnSecurity Hit By Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris”

On Thursday evening, KrebsOnSecurity was the subject of a rather massive (and mercifully brief) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The assault came from “Meris,” the same new botnet behind record-shattering attacks against Russian search giant Yandex this week and internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare earlier this summer. Cloudflare
Publish At:2021-09-10 19:05 | Read:3056 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Akamai Cambridge Universi

Akamai software update triggered a bug that took offline major sites

Multiple major websites, including Steam, AWS, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce, went offline due to Akamai DNS global outage. A software configuration update triggered a bug in the Akamai DNS which took offline major websites, including Steam, the PlayStation Network, AWS, Google, and Salesforce. “A software configuration update triggered a bug in
Publish At:2021-07-23 02:45 | Read:1320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Akamai Cybersecurity cybersecurity ne

Akamai outage was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS protection service

An outage suffered by CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai revealed that the recent outage suffered by the company was caused by a problem with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. The Prolexic Routed D
Publish At:2021-06-18 08:33 | Read:1518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Akamai Cybersecurity cybersecurity ne

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:2697 | 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:9420 | 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:6479 | Comments:1 | 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:5769 | 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:5709 | 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:5217 | 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:10381 | 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:7497 | 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:9096 | 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:7779 | 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:6551 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Reports Akamai Akamai Q2 2

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