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As the year draws to a close, our team decided Issue 5 of the State of the Internet report should take a look back at what we've done over the previous 12 months. The State of the Internet Security report is one of the most visible efforts of the research efforts at Akamai, but it is far from the only research we do and is not always the most important
Are Domains Malicious? The most basic capability of malware is the ability to communicate. Most malware will use the DNS protocol to enable robust communication. Typical malware payloads will use such techniques to download files to the compromised machine, or to communicate with the Command and Control (CnC) servers in order to control activities or exfiltrate data. These days, the defensive perimeter is becoming a vague concept. This reality is
By, Chad Seaman Overview: UPnProxy is alive and well. There are 277,000 devices, out of a pool of 3.5 million, running vulnerable implementations of UPnP. Of those, Akamai can confirm that more than 45,000 have been compromised in a widely distributed UPnP NAT injection campaign. These injections expose machines living behind the router to the Internet and appear to target the service ports used by SMB.
After I disclosed the arbitrary file upload vulnerability in Blueimp's jQuery File Upload project in early October I decided to investigate similar projects. I found a list of the top 20 jQuery file upload projects that listed both free open source and commercial repositories. I started to examine the code that didn't require a purchase, and found the majority didn't provide a method to actually upload the file. They simply
Written by Steve Ragan Since at least September, a number of criminals have been targeting online shopping carts and skimming credit card data at checkout. Collectively, these criminals are being called Magecart. Researchers at RiskIQ and Flashpoint Intelligence have identified six groups associated with these skimming attacks. Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is here. Over the next few weeks, many of you will be searching out deals
By, Kaan Onarlioglu Continuous monitoring of the Akamai Edge Platform for security vulnerabilities is an integral part of all engineering efforts at Akamai. In addition to our internal vulnerability management program, we engage with third-party assessors to periodically perform external scans of our systems since this is required for compliance with security standards such as PCI DSS and FedRAMP.
We heard your feedback. First of all, the numbers that everyone is most interested in: There were 2,057 DDoS attacks in the Q1 of 2018, 1839 attacks in Q2 and 2,367 attacks in Q3, for a total of 6,263 DDoS attacks as of September 30th, 2018. Now that's out of the way, the next most important thing to acknowledge is about our reporting period. In the last State of the
In the days following the original post concerning my disclosure of the flaw in jQuery-File-Upload (CVE-2018-9206), many people reached to me with a number of questions on various related topics. I think a blog post is the best way to answer many of them, along with explaining ongoing efforts to identify and patch vulnerable jQuery instances in the wild.