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

Dale W. Carder dwcarder at
Tue Sep 27 15:43:54 UTC 2016

Thus spake Patrick W. Gilmore (patrick at on Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 05:57:42PM -0400:
> On Sep 25, 2016, at 5:50 PM, ryan landry <ryan.landry at> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
> >> This is such a golden opportunity for each of you to find compromised
> >> hosts on your network or your customer's network.  The number of
> >> genuine lookups of the blog vs the number of botted machine would
> >> make it almost certain that anything directed at the blog is a
> >> compromised machine.  A phone call to the customer / further analysis
> >> would reduce the false positive rate.
> >> 
> >> Mark
> >> 
> >> 
> > i wish you luck with that. explaining to grandma that her samsung smart tv
> > has been rooted and needs to be updated should be good fun.
> > 
> > for isp's it's a resourcing vs revenue problem. always has been. always
> > will be. far more inclined to hold liable the folks that are churning out
> > terribly dangerous cpe / IoT(shit). surely some regulatory body is looking
> > into this.
> Yeah, ‘cause that was so successful in the past.
> Remember University of Wisconsin vs. D-Link and their hard-coded NTP server address?

Interestingly, this was just recently looked at again for the Internet of Things 
Software Update Workshop (IoTSU).  See:

3,564 devices still remain.


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