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Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

November 27, 2018 7:05 AM

Protecting Your Website Visitors from Magecart: Trus ...

There have been many news reports recently which outline how cyber criminals have successfully injected credit card skimming JavaScript code into the checkout process pages of various websites. Dubbed Magecart, these attacks refer to a number of threat actors who are using similar tactics to skim customer data from e-commerce websites. While Magecart is the current threat example, the larger threat is that of malicious JavaScript skimmer code. This blog

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

October 11, 2018 7:33 AM

Security Response Headers: What They Are, Why You Sh ...

Security response headers are a critical security capability that all organizations should consider. This blog post is the first in a series that will discuss different security headers and go in-depth with how to configure them for maximum benefit. For cyber criminals, attacking a web application directly is not the only option available. They also have the ability target other users of the system in order to steal their information,

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

September 11, 2018 11:48 AM

New Tsunami/Kaiten Variant: Propagation Status

Ryan Barnett, Principal Security Researcher, Akamai Moshe Zioni, Director of Threat Research, Akamai Recent news reports have highlighted the latest evolution of the Mirai botnet code, which is itself an evolution of the Kaiten botnet. The botnet developers have leveraged features from an open-source project, called Aboriginal Linux, that results in a cross platform compiled binary. Needless to say, this greatly increases the success rates of spreading the Mirai malware

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

August 28, 2018 6:04 AM

The Dark Side of APIs: Denial of Service Attacks

Ryan Barnett, Principal Security Researcher, Akamai Elad Shuster, Senior Security Researcher, Akamai In this blog post, we will discuss different Denial of Service (DoS) attacks that may negatively impact your API services, as well as mitigations offered by Kona Site Defender (KSD).

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

August 24, 2018 1:46 PM

Attack Status: Apache Struts Vulnerability (CVE-201 ...

This blog post is a follow-up to https://blogs.akamai.com/2018/08/apache-struts-vulnerability-cve-2018-11776.html and its purpose is to highlight attack data we have seen on the Akamai network related to this vulnerability.

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

April 13, 2018 2:35 AM

The Dark Side of APIs, Part 2

Ryan Barnett, Principal Security Researcher, Akamai Elad Shuster, Senior Security Researcher, Akamai During its research into Credential Abuse attack campaigns, Akamai's threat research team conducted an analysis of web logins to gain insights into how widespread the adoption of API-based logins is and whether or not this trend also affects attackers and attack campaigns. It will come as no surprise that API-based logins are highly targeted by credential abuse attackers

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett

April 3, 2018 9:00 AM

The Dark Side of APIs: Part 1, API Overview

Ryan Barnett, Principal Security Researcher, Akamai Elad Shuster, Senior Security Researcher, Akamai API Overview Application Programming Interfaces (API) are a software design approach which enables software and system developers to integrate with other systems based on a defined set of communication methods. APIs serve as software building blocks and allow for software reuse - essentially allowing fast development of new systems based on existing capabilities.