Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Mark Andrews marka at
Mon Sep 26 23:41:42 UTC 2016

In message <03DC1038-024A-4D9F-AC5B-3E88CDF56246 at>, "Livingood, Jason" writes:
> On 9/26/16, 7:09 PM, "NANOG on behalf of Mark Andrews" <on behalf of
> marka at> wrote:
> > A good ISP would be informing their customers that they are seeing
> anomalous traffic.
> Therein lies the problem if the traffic does not look anomalous I
> suppose. But even if it does look unusual, ISPs would be asking consumers
> to trash/update/turn off a lot of devices in time  like when every home
> has 10s or 100s of these devices.
> ISP: Dear customer, looks like one of your light switches is sending spam.
> Customer: Which one? I have 25 light switches. And 25 smart bulbs. And 3
> smart TVs, and 3 smart thermostats, and 6 cameras, and
> ;-)
> Jason

Dear customer,
	 we are seeing <xxxx> traffic coming from your network.

If you need help isolating the source of the traffic here are a few
companies in your city that can help you.

	<list of companies>

This is not a exhaustive list.


Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at

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