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Update: In an earlier version of this bulletin, we discussed how chaotic actors were exploiting Google services as part of their operations. Some have misconstrued it as Google backing a botnet. To be clear, Google has no part in this activity, and certainly does not condone such activity.DD4BC, a malicious group responsible for several Bitcoin extortion campaigns last year, is expanding its extortion and distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns
State of the Internet Security Podcast Host Bill Brenner catches up with an old friend: Tenable Network Security's Jack Daniel. The two have been friends and industry colleagues for the last decade, having spent many a security conference in the trenches together. For travel to and from one such event, they shared a cramped RV from Boston to Washington, DC three years in a row. Some things have changed in
The Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report is due out next month, and we think the week of RSA Conference 2015 is a good time to start previewing sections.Yesterday we reviewed the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking. The day before that we reviewed the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption. Today, we look at the significance of a 100 GBPS attack.
In response to the vulnerability discussed in the Microsoft disclosure at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-034, Akamai has analyzed its production servers and has determined it is not running any version of the software that is susceptible to the vulnerability. Akamai has created a permanent rule for the Trustwave® ModSecurity® Core Rule Set (CRS) and Akamai® Kona Rule Set (KRS) rule to help protect customer servers from attacks that exploit this vulnerability. This rule (3000031)
In 2014, several successful malicious attacks against large financial services, government and private sector firms gave a clear indication of the changes occurring in the network security industry. The recent Ponemon Institute Cost of a Data Breach study found the average cost of a data breach to be $3.5 million with average cost per compromised record more than $145. (1) Akamai's State of the Internet Report for Security, Q4, 2014,
Andrew Hay, BSidesSF volunteer and research director at OpenDNS, talks to Bill Brenner about the major security issues being discussed at this year's two-day BSides event, as well as problems with attack attribution, potential fearmongering and what we might expect at RSA. Hear the entire episode here
The Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report is due out next month, and we think the week of RSA Conference 2015 is a good time to start previewing sections. Yesterday we reviewed the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption. Today, we look at the continuing trend of website defacements and DNS Hijacking.
The Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report is due out next month, and we think the week of RSA Conference 2015 is a good time to start previewing sections.Let's begin with the potential security risks of widespread IPv6 adoption.
As RSA Conference 2015 attendees continue to finalize evening schedules, here's a suggestion: Come by our event with AT&T. Meet and mingle with Akamai, AT&T and your fellow security professionals. Enjoy libations and hors d'oeuvres. Location: The Burritt Room, Mystic Hotel Date & Time: Wednesday, April 22 7:30-10:30 p.m. Register today to attend this invitation-only reception at Burritt Room in the historic Mystic Hotel just North of Union Square in