Akamai

Bruised by Internet of Things Attacks? Get Used to It.

In-brief: companies bruised by massive denial of service attacks stemming from insecure Internet of Things devices may have to accept them as a ‘new normal,’ with no quick or easy fix in sight, experts agree. 

12 Years Later: Common Configuration Flaw + Internet of Things = Massive Attacks

In-brief: A common configuration flaw may be behind a massive network of IoT devices used in “credential stuffing” attacks, according to the security firm Akamai.

Botnet of 140,000 Cameras, DVRs Behind Biggest DoS Ever

In-brief: The head of a hosting firm said a botnet of almost 150,000 cameras and digital video recorders was behind a massive denial of service attack. 

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Cameras, IoT Devices Part of Massive DDoS on Krebs Security

In-brief: A massive distributed denial of service attack has taken a crusading cybercrime journalist’s website offline and compromised cameras, broadband routers and other Internet of Things devices are playing a part in the attack.

Black Hat SEO

A Year Later, Clearly “Blackhat SEO” is still Working

In-brief: Akamai lead researcher Or Katz shares longitudinal data showing that blackhat SEO campaigns designed to improve the ranking of web sites that collect cheating and marital infidelity stories have worked.