Akamai

Report: Financial industry in crosshairs of credential-stuffing botnets

Botnets mounting credential-stuffing attacks against the financial industry are on the rise, with a more than 20-percent uptick in a two-month period, a new report from Akamai has found.

Information Security has a MeToo Problem

Podcast: Infosec has a #MeToo Problem also TOR-ifying Wikipedia

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:53 — 113.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast, we talk with Genevieve Southwick, CEO of the B-Sides Las Vegas hacker conference about the information security industry’s #metoo problem and what steps conference organizers are taking to stem sexual assault and harassment at information security events. Also: researcher Alec Muffet talks with us about making a TOR version of Wikipedia (and why it’s not sticking around). Finally, Martin McKeay of Akamai talks about the state of Internet security one year after Mirai. (Spoiler alert: Mirai is still a problem.)

Botnet

Research Finds Home Routers fill ranks of Fast Flux Botnets

Research from the firm Akamai finds cyber criminals are marrying vulnerable home routers to sophisticated “fast flux” command and control tools to create long-lived, cyber criminal infrastructure.

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A Year After Mirai: Insecure Devices are still a Huge Problem

In-brief: A year after Mirai, as many as 100,000 devices, globally, may be running some version of the Mirai malware, while countless others are vulnerable to being enlisted in a Mirai-like attack. Worse: these systems may not be patched for “years,” according to the SANS Internet Storm Center. 

Mirai Victim Dyn Joins Team to Take Down Android Botnet WireX

In-brief: Managed DNS firm Dyn, a victim of the Mirai botnet, got its revenge: taking part in a coordinated takedown of WireX, a botnet of compromised Android devices, according to an announcement Monday.