Chad Seaman & Rory Smith

WireX – why shady apps lead to hot pockets

In 2017 Akamai was hit with a series of prolonged targeted layer 7 DDoS attacks against major hospitality e-commerce companies. From attack traffic to disassembled malware, we’ll cover how a DDoS attack lead to the discovery of an Android powered DDoS botnet.


Chad Seaman – Internet dumpster diver, DDoS researcher, hunter of botnets, diddler of malware. Senior Security Response Team Engineer @ Akamai.

Rory Smith – Computer and caffeine addict, packet ninja, log crawler, and first line of defense against large scale Web App and DDoS attacks targeting your favorite companies. Senior SOC Specialist @ Akamai.