Impact of Meltdown and Spectre on Akamai

Impact of Meltdown and Spectre on Akamai

On Wednesday, January 3rd, researchers from Google Project Zero, Cyberus Technology, Graz University of Technology, and other organizations released details about a pair of related vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities appear to affect all modern processors and enables malicious code to read sensitive portions of memory on nearly ... Read More
Akamai, Mirai, & The FBI

Akamai, Mirai, & The FBI

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Through the end of 2016 and throughout 2017 multiple Mirai based botnets targeted multiple Akamai customers. The very first Mirai attack however was a multi-day barrage, weighing in at a peak of 620/Gbps that sent shockwaves across the Internet. The same botnet would go on to conduct several hard hitting ... Read More
What You Need To Know About The "ROCA" vulnerability

What You Need To Know About The "ROCA" vulnerability

By Daniel Franke, Infosec Researcher Akamai is aware of the recently-disclosed "ROCA" vulnerability in cryptographic firmware used in products made by Infineon Technologies. A bug in the firmware's prime-search algorithm used for RSA key generation results in RSA keys that ... Read More
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WireX update: UDP attack capabilities

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*Akamai would like to acknowledge the research by F5 containing additional information on the capabilities of this malware, released September 2nd. Finding new features The WireX botnet was discovered due to its role in a series of prolonged attacks against ... Read More
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The WireX Botnet: An example of cross-organizational cooperation

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Introduction On August 17th, 2017, multiple Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and content providers were subject to significant attacks from a botnet dubbed WireX. The botnet is named for an anagram for one of the delimiter strings in its command ... Read More