The Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) recently identified a new Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) reflection and amplification method. This advisory more...
We are a global managed service provider using CDN and KONA Site Defender, KONA Rule set v1.0. one of our China customer is questioning if the KONA Web Application Firewall can detect and deny the threat actor "Armada Collective" who sent extortion email to initiate a DDoS. Please give us us the technical suggestion because I will share…(Show moreShow less)
The Armada Collective is a group of extortionists that have not been very active since early 2016. Extortionists typically launch a small demonstration attack before sending an emailed demand for payment, usually in Bitcoin. Unlike the DD4BC group before them, Armada would rarely launch the demonstration attack , preferring to simply send a…
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Each quarter, Akamai published the State of the Internet / Security Report. Download it here on Akamai Community to learn about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber attacks and emerging threats. All data is garnered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, with post-attack analysis and conducted by the Security Intelligence Response Team…(Show moreShow less)
Here is a nice blog by Akamai's security product manager Sudeep Charles on Blogs at Akamai.com. It summarizes the latest trends around DDoS, IoT and Mirai referencing stats from our State of the Internet/Security Q4 2016 report. It also includes a link to a great onDemand webinar content in which our APJ CTO for Security covers threat landscape…(Show moreShow less)
The Kahuna Security Podcast is back! @Dave Lewis, @Martin McKeay, @Tony Lauro and @Amanda Fakhreddine kick off the first podcast of 2017, and discuss topics of web security, denial of service and all manner of security related topics.
Tenable Network Security commissioned media pro David Spark to produce videos during RSA Conference and BSidesSF 2015. Along the way, he caught up with Akamai Security Advocate Dave Lewis and myself. Here's the resulting interview.