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May 2021 Archives

Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar

May 24, 2021 8:00 AM

Romanian Crypto Mining Infection

While examining my honeypot logs and digging through the newly downloaded binaries last week, I noticed a large compressed file. I figured it would be a crypto miner, typically a tar archive and gzip (normally erroneously) compressed. I moved the archive over to my test lab and started examining the contents.

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

May 19, 2021 5:00 AM

Now Launching: SOTI - Phishing For Finance

It's that time again -- the launch of the second State of the Internet / Security report of 2021. While Akamai has access to some of the largest security data sets in the world, our viewpoint is limited to the traffic that traverses our networks and is seen by our tools.

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

May 13, 2021 10:22 AM

Partnering with Verizon on the 2021 DBIR

Introduction By the time you read this post, the 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) will be published. Akamai has been one of the many partners contributing data to this report for more than half a decade. We greatly value the time, effort, and dedicated data science that goes into providing this level of research to the security community. On a personal level, my excitement about this report may

Or Katz

Or Katz

May 5, 2021 8:00 AM

Two Years of Tax Phishing - The Oldest Scam in the B ...

Tax scams are some of the oldest scams in a criminal's book, and they're highly attractive to criminals for many reasons. The most obvious reason is the potential financial gain of a successful scam. Successful scams can lead to the compromise of sensitive information, resulting in identity theft or fraudulent activity.