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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:07 PM
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I discovered a trojan on my computer today trying to reach Akamai
servers...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai

Akamai Technologies
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Akamai Technologies, Inc. Image:Akamai_logo.gif
Type: Public (NASDAQ: AKAM)
Founded: 1995
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Key people George H. Conrades, Chairman
Paul L. Sagan, President & CEO
Industry Internet Software & Services
Products Content and Application Delivery
Application-Performance Services
On-demand-managed services
Business Performance-Management Services
Revenue $283.115 Million USD (2005)
Net income $327.998 Million USD (2005)
Employees 784 (2005)
Website www.akamai.com

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a corporation that provides, among other services, global Internet content caching. The company was founded by a then-MIT graduate student, Daniel Lewin, along with MIT Applied Mathematics professor Tom Leighton. Leighton still serves as Akamai's Chief Scientist. Akamai is a Hawaiian word meaning "intelligent" or "clever." Beyond the name, the company has no ties with Hawaii.

Akamai's customers include American Express, Yahoo!, AOL Radio, Symantec, Match.com, Google, Microsoft, FedEx, BBC News website, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Xerox, iVillage, Apple Computer, Music Television (MTV), the United States Geological Survey, the White House, Reuters, Newegg.com, and XM Radio. A list of more customers can be found on <1> Akamai's Website

Arabic news network Al-Jazeera was a customer from March 28, 2003 until April 2, 2003, when Akamai decided to end the brief relationship.



My tin foil is getting painful. Why would they be sending my surfing habits to their servers rather than their client's?
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Freedom_Aflaim Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:12 PM
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1. details?
packets being sent to Akamai isnt meaningful in and of itself.

Its what is being sent, protocols, ports etc.

The state of spyware scanning and virus scanning is close to an alltime low. At best scanning methods are detecting only about 40% of the nasty stuff out there.

My guess is that you do indeed have some sort of spyware loaded (most people do), and that it may be sending data in the -direction- of Akamai, but where it ends up is another story all together.



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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:15 PM
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3. It was leaving from test.exe out of the temp internet and sys32 files
plus tweaked the reg with a line to start it up with the computer and make it a sys file and "undeleteable."

It's gone now.
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:12 PM
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2. Sounds like spyware
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 07:13 PM by LoKnLoD
just download ad aware and run a scan, they have a free version at http://www.lavasoft.de

edit fixed link
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:18 PM
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4. Your going to sceam this company is fixing the VA data hmmmmmmmm
You got something to tell me LOL
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:49 PM
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5. Akamai just does distributed caching
The trojan was just using the akamai network.
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Realityhack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:10 PM
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10. Yep...
and man o man would I love to play in their cabrige HQ. That place has a 1st floor control room that looks like hollywood reditions of NORAD. 2-3 stories of giant status screens.

IIRC they also do uptime testing.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:50 PM
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6. Gosh! Who would put a condom on your computer n/t
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:51 PM
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7. I just wish it wasn't lubricated... Gummed up the DVD RW.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:00 PM
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8. Well, if it's a reservoir end you have another cache
Are you sure Akami is on the pill?
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:02 PM
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9. That's one way to smuggle "liquids" on a flight n/t
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:10 PM
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12. Not Now, Honey! I'm installing Ad-Aware.
I want a condom on my 'puter too.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:10 PM
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11. Don't you mean "trying to reach Agamemnon"?
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:12 PM
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13. "akamai" actually means "common sense"
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