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November 2019 Archives

Or Katz

Or Katz

November 20, 2019 9:00 AM

Out of Season IRS Phishing Campaigns

Over the past two months, Akamai's threat research team has been closely monitoring a phishing campaign that impersonates the official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, and is requesting sensitive information, email addresses, and passwords.

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

November 18, 2019 9:00 AM

Update to x86 XMR Crypto Mining Blog Post

Back in August, I wrote an article about XMR crypto mining software targeting x86/I686 systems. This is a follow-up to that original malware analysis. Previously, I discussed an attacker who, using known default login credentials, targets enterprise systems to mine the XMR cryptocurrency.

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

November 15, 2019 5:15 PM

Fake Cozy Bear Group Making DDoS Extortion Demands

A group calling themselves "Cozy Bear" has been emailing various companies with an extortion letter, demanding payment and threatening targeted DDoS attacks if their demands are not met.

Tomer Shlomo

Tomer Shlomo

November 6, 2019 9:00 AM

Phishing detection via analytic networks

As mentioned in previous Akamai blogs, phishing is an ecosystem of mostly framework developers and buyers who purchase kits to harvest credentials and other sensitive information. Like many framework developers, those focusing on phishing kits want to create an efficient attack flow on their framework, from opening an email or clicking a link on a social media post, to visiting the phishing website, to completing the attack by sharing information,