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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 23, 2014 7:53 AM

Keynotes at FIRST Security Conference

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) annual Boston meet-up starts in earnest today at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. For those planning to attend, here's a look at the keynote speaker roster.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 20, 2014 4:44 AM

Akamai Security Podcast Now on iTunes

You can now subscribe to the Akamai Security Podcast from the iTunes store. Hear interviews with Akamai security specialists as well as security luminaries from the larger industry. Preview the podcast here and, to subscribe, click "view in iTunes." Once iTunes launches, you can hit the subscribe button.Thanks for listening!

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 19, 2014 4:51 AM

Anonymous Continues Targeting World Cup

In recent days, we've been monitoring attempts by Anonymous and others to cause Internet disruptions during the World Cup. Here's how those attacks are playing out in the media.Related:World Cup 2014 Attack TargetsInternet Disruptions Possible During World Cup 2014Podcast: Online Extortion and World Cup Risks

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 18, 2014 5:18 AM

26th Annual FIRST Conference: "Back to the 'root' of ...

Next week I'll be attending the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) annual Boston meet-up at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel along with several Akamai colleagues. FIRST is a global non-profit organization that brings together computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) from over 240 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions spread across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 17, 2014 4:54 AM

Web Security in the News

A look at the security issues making headlines so far this week: The €30k data takeaway: Domino's Pizza Faces Ransom Demand After Hack (The Guardian) Hackers have demanded a ransom of €30,000 (£24,000) from Domino's Pizza after stealing personal data on more than 600,000 of its French and Belgian customers. Ruling Raises Stakes for Cyberheist Victims (KrebsOnSecurity) A Missouri firm that unsuccessfully sued its bank to recover $440,000 stolen in

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 16, 2014 6:15 AM

PLXsert: The Story So Far

After Akamai acquired Prolexic several months back, a lot of people asked what it would mean in terms of the research we shared. Since then, quite a few Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXsert) threat advisories have been published and distributed via the Akamai Blog and Akamai.com's security section. PLXsert monitors malicious cyber threats globally and analyzes DDoS attacks using proprietary techniques and equipment. Through attack data forensics and post-attack analysis,

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 12, 2014 7:18 AM

World Cup 2014 Attack Targets

The World Cup starts today, and Akamai security researchers are on the lookout for website attacks designed to exploit the event. We've already seen public threats from Anonymous.Related:Internet Disruptions Possible During World Cup 2014Podcast: Online Extortion and World Cup Risks

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 11, 2014 5:12 AM

Microsoft's June 2014 Patch Load

Microsoft released it's June 2014 Security Update Tuesday. The latest vulnerabilities to be addressed affect everything from Windows, Internet Explorer, Office to Microsoft Lync.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

June 10, 2014 5:14 AM

Threat Advisory: High-Risk Zeus Crimeware Kit

Akamai's PLXSert team has discovered new payloads from the Zeus crimeware kit in the wild, deeming it "high risk" in an advisory released this morning. The advisory says the Zeus framework has evolved from focusing on the harvesting of banking credentials to being used in the control of compromised hosts (zombies) for criminal activity, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and attacks customized for specific platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service