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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.
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.
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
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.