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June 2019 Archives

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

June 26, 2019 2:14 PM

SIRT Advisory: Silexbot bricking systems with known ...

On June 25th, I discovered a new bot named Silexbot on my honeypot. The bot itself is a blunt tool used to destroy IoT devices. Its author, someone who claims to be a 14-year-old boy from Europe, has made his intentions clear with some very distinct text embedded in the code.

Or Katz

Or Katz

June 18, 2019 8:00 AM

Analytics - Tracking a Phishing Campaign

Earlier this year, Akamai discovered a publicly available plug-in that is being used to collect analytics and various stats on a number of phishing campaigns. Using our own data, we were able to correlate the analytics and view the IP addresses of the victims, since the phishing campaigns were directing victims to one of our customers.

Akamai InfoSec

Akamai InfoSec

June 17, 2019 10:00 AM

CloudTest Vulnerability (CVE-2019-11011)

On March 3, 2019, Rio Sherri from MDSec discovered, and responsibily disclosed, an unauthenticated remote command execution (RCE) vulnerability in CloudTest, that affects all versions prior to 58.30. This vulnerability has been assigned to CVE-2019-11011. The discovered vulnerability existed due to an unsafe Java deserialization between certain parameters. After extensive testing, Akamai released a patch on March 7, 2019 and made it available to all CloudTest customers.

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

June 13, 2019 11:17 AM

Latest ECHOBOT: 26 Infection Vectors

Introduction Since the release of the Mirai source code in October of 2016, there have been hundreds of variants. While publishing my own research, I noticed that Palo Alto Networks was also examining similar samples, and published their findings. Earlier this month, not too long after Palo Alto Networks published their report, I discovered a newer version of Echobot that uses 26 different exploits for its infection vectors. In some

Or Katz

Or Katz

June 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Catch Me If You Can: Evasive and Defensive Technique ...

Phishing is a multifaceted type of attack, aimed at collecting usernames and passwords, personal information, or sometimes both. Yet, these attacks only work so long as the phishing kit itself remains hidden. Phishing is a numbers game and time is a factor. The longer a phishing kit can remain active and undetected, the longer the scam can run. The longer the scam runs, the number of victims only increases.

Or Katz

Or Katz

June 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Phishing Factories and Economies

Every day Akamai sees thousands of new phishing pages. Over the last few months one kit, and the pattern it represents, has stood out to our researchers. In today's post, we're going to explore this kit, how it came to be, and what its existence means to the public. Since December, Akamai has tracked the development and deployment of different phishing kits. Some of them are using an almost factory-like

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

June 12, 2019 5:00 AM

State of The Internet / Security: Web Attacks and Ga ...

Akamai's annual customer conference, Edge World, kicked off on June 10 in Las Vegas, so what better time for us to release our latest State of the Internet report? State of the Internet / Security Volume 5, Issue 3 is focused on web attacks and takes a deeper dive into credential abuse in the gaming industry.

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

June 5, 2019 8:00 AM

Identifying Vulnerabilities in Phishing Kits

While recently examining hundreds of phishing kits for ongoing research, Akamai discovered something interesting - several of the kits included basic vulnerabilities due to flimsy construction or reliance on outdated open source code. Considering the impact phishing kits have on the Internet and web hosting as a whole, the phrase "kicking someone when they're down" certainly come to mind.