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Possible Akamai Troubles #dos #smurf

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Usually I probably wouldn’t have mentioned it, and it inspired me. Yesterday I heard that Akamai might have a bug which is causing DoS like situations for dialup customers. From the description of the payload and details of the occurrences it sounds like a smurf attack. Apparently the packet is TCP with a size round 1460 bytes, the seq and ack numbers are the same within an incident. I’ve seen reports of 4 ISPs that have this problem.

Usually I probably wouldn’t have mentioned this item, and it reminded me of a story I heard some years ago from a small Dutch ISP who would get people hassling the sysops on an irc channel, one of the sysops would log into the main border router of the ISP and run a ping flood against the luser knocking him of the Internet.

What do you think?

Image source: Nik Wilets


Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Posted in network, risk, security

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  1. This doesn’t really have to do with the topic taking place, but I must ask if you know where I might find a good captcha plugin that I could use on my blog?? I’m utilising the same blog system as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?


    May 27, 2013 at 5:34 am

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