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Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

September 19, 2018 5:40 AM

State of the Internet Security - Credential Stuffing

Credential stuffing, and the botnets behind this activity, is the primary focus of the State of the Internet Security Report, Issue 4, 2018. Credential stuffing, the use of botnets to try to login to a site with stolen or randomly created login information, isn't a new phenomenon, but it is one that is having a growing impact, especially on financial services organizations. Our latest report takes a deeper look at

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

June 21, 2018 6:30 AM

Summer SOTI - Web Attacks

Continuing Changes Welcome to the second blog post for the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security. If you've read the SOTI / Security report before, much of what you see here should be familiar, though the time frame we're looking at is the six months from November 2017 to April 2018, instead of the last quarter. The numbers are bigger and give us a better idea of the

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

June 19, 2018 6:30 AM

Summer SOTI - DDoS by the numbers

Time for a Change The State of the Internet / Security report has been the home for Akamai's research on DDoS, attack traffic and Internet threats for over three years. While the report has evolved and expanded its scope considerably over that time, the content and how it's presented have only seen moderate changes. But as of the Summer 2018 Web Attack report, you'll see significant changes in how we

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

June 27, 2017 2:28 PM

Dealing with Petya

Akamai is aware of and is tracking the malware threat known as "Petya". Petya is ransomware spread using several methods, including PSexec, Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC), and the EternalBlue exploit used by the WannaCry family of ransomware. The malware spreads via port 139 and 445; it probes IP addresses on the local subnet for vulnerable systems.

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

November 16, 2016 2:33 PM

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

Leading up to the U.S Presidential Election last week, the oracles of the security world were warning of all the possible types of attacks we might see during the day of decision making. We were preparing for attacks against voting machines, disinformation spread through social media platforms, more email leaks, and above all Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against everyone from the White House to news sites around the

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

December 18, 2015 10:27 AM

How 2015 Security Trends Will Influence 2016

I've always hated security 'predictions'; they range from scientific guesses to self-serving marketing drivel, trending mostly towards the latter. But they do serve a purpose when done right, in that they draw attention to the trends currently happening and how they might play out in the future. Given that there's been more focus on the field of computer security in 2015 than in any year before, it's probably not a

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

April 28, 2014 3:23 PM

2013 DDoS Analysis For Europe

This year, we decided to do something a little different to accompany the year-end State of the Internet Report. In addition to the analysis we do on the numbers for the world as a whole, we're breaking out a particular region to look at in more detail. Although it is not the target of the largest number of attacks, we chose Europe because, like the rest of the world,

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

April 2, 2014 12:54 PM

CERT-UK: The place to go (for security) in Great Bri ...

As of 31 March 2014, the UK officially has a governmental Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) that is responsible for being the central point for communication between a variety of governmental and business within the confines of the UK, as well as beyond. While this is the 'birthday' of CERT-UK, the organization has already been working hard since November to create infrastructure and hiring personnel, this was simply an official

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

November 8, 2013 1:28 PM

Looking forward to Forward Secrecy

Akamai is constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our platform and protect our clients' traffic. We're currently looking into an encryption mechanism called Perfect Forward Secrecy, or simply Forward Secrecy. We prefer to use the term "Forward Secrecy" because nothing in security is perfect and we'd rather not imply that it could be. Akamai plans to include Forward Secrecy as a capability our customers can start using