F5 Labs Research: Cyberattacks Targeting South Africa, January through June 2021
F5 Labs was honored to host two Howard University undergraduate students, Malaya Moon and Akosua Wordie, as part of a Summer Security Practicum program. These two students assisted F5 Labs staff with analyzing and classifying web sensor data, and they dived deep into attacks against South Africa from the first part of 2021. By doing so, Moon and Wordie learned about web application attacks, global scanning trends, and data analysis using Python, R, and other tools. What follows is the report on their findings. Wordie and Moon chose to focus on South Africa because they were interested in how attack traffic differs between regions, especially when it came to the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, and specifically South Africa.
Check out the Cyberattacks Targeting South Africa, January through June 2021 article on F5 Labs.