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James Tin

James Tin

May 18, 2015 9:06 AM

Mitigating DD4BC DDoS attacks in Australia and New Z ...

The past fortnight has been a hectic period for Akamai's security teams in Australia and New Zealand. We've been approached by a number of financial organisations, and large and medium sized business to help mitigate DDoS threats from DD4BC. If you're not familiar with DD4BC, here is a updated writeup on their extortion attempts by Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 13, 2015 8:22 AM

Q1 2015 SOTI Security Preview: 7 Attack Vectors

We continue to preview sections of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report (SOTI Security) due out later this month. So far, we've told you about the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking, the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption, and the significance of a 100 GBPS attack. We've also given an overview of Q1 DDoS activity.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 11, 2015 8:11 AM

Coming Soon: The Q1 2015 State of the Internet Secur ...

We continue to preview sections of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet Security Report due out later this month.So far, we've told you about the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking, the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption, and the significance of a 100 GBPS attack.Among the Q1 2015 highlights:We saw a record number of DDoS attacks recorded on the Prolexic network - more than double

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 7, 2015 1:22 PM

DD4BC Escalates Attacks

DD4BC, a malicious group responsible for several Bitcoin extortion campaigns last year, is expanding its extortion and distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns. In recent days, Akamai has had to protect a growing number of customers from these attacks. Researchers from Akamai's PLXsert and CSIRT teams continue to research DD4BC's threats and attack activity, and this afternoon released a new bulletin to Akamai customers through the company's Luna portal

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 5, 2015 4:59 AM

May OWASP Boston Meeting at Akamai

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Boston chapter will hold it's monthly meeting Wednesday night at Akamai headquarters. Details below.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 4, 2015 5:29 AM

SOURCE Boston Agenda - May 27-28, 2015

SOURCE Boston will be held later this month at the Marriott Courtyard. Several people from Akamai InfoSec will be there volunteering, working the Akamai booth and attending talks. The full agenda is below.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

May 4, 2015 5:16 AM

BSides Boston 2015: Agenda

BSides Boston is Saturday at Microsoft, 1 Cambridge Center. Several people from Akamai InfoSec will be there volunteering, working the Akamai booth and attending talks. The full agenda is below.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

April 28, 2015 3:41 AM

Videos: Akamai at #RSAC 2015

Tenable Network Security commissioned media pro David Spark to produce videos during RSA Conference and BSidesSF 2015. His lens caught a lot of Akamai. Here are some particularly good interviews.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

April 27, 2015 5:16 AM

Q1 2015 SOTI Preview: Cruel (SQL) Intentions

The Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report is due out next month, and we spent much of last week's RSA Conference 2015 previewing sections. We continue doing so today.Last week we reviewed the significance of a 100 GBPS attack, the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking, and the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption. Today, we look at an analysis of SQL injection attacks based on data from Akamai's Kona Site Defender