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An Analysis of the Gaming Industry’s Domain Attack Surface

The videogame industry has outperformed the movie and North American sports industry in 2020, and market experts expect the trend to continue on in 2021. So reports about the increasing cyber attacks targeting the said industry is not surprising as threat actors tend to go after lucrative targets. more

Afrinic’s IP Address Crisis Raises Red Flags for Entire African Internet’s Sustainability

The recent IP address crisis involving Africa’s regional internet registry (Afrinic) and Cloud Innovation has shaken up the internet industry, also raising the long-standing question if RIR’s IP asset governance policies are sustainable for long-term network growth. more

Phorpiex Botnet Extortion: DNS Facts and Findings

The Phorpiex botnet has been operating for years now. It first focused on distributing old-school worms that spread via infected USB drives or through chats that relied on the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol. more

IPXO Launches Fully Automated Platform for IPv4 Address Leasing and Monetization

IPXO, an all-in-one IP address marketplace, has launched a new IP address management platform, which will enable companies to easily lease unused IP resources to businesses in need. more

Beyond Hafnium Attacks: An Expansion of IoCs Related to 3 APT Clusters

The Hafnium attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities triggered several cybersecurity investigators and researchers to hunt for other threat actors that use similar attack methods. Among them is the Cybereason News Network. more

Credential-Hinting Domain Names: A Phishing Lure?

As an attack vector, phishing has had several underlying purposes – e.g., delivering malware, stealing sensitive information, and defrauding victims. However, it looks like most phishing emails could be used to obtain user credentials according to the 2021 Annual State of Phishing Report by Cofense. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 367.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q2 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. more

Radix Reports 43% Growth in Premium New Domain Registrations From H2 2020 in Its Newly Released H1 2020 Report

We are excited to share our bi-annual premium report for the first half of 2021. This report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across our nTLD portfolio from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021. more

What Are the Internet Domains Connected to the Conficker Botnet?

Conficker gained prominence back in 2008, when it was then considered possibly the most widespread worm affecting millions of Windows computers worldwide. For several years, the worm, also known as "Downup," "Downadup," "Downad," or "Kido," was the top malware infector. more

Investigation of an Iranian Misinformation Network: Are Some IRGC Domains Still Up?

June 2021 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) shutting down and seizing several websites believed to be involved in misinformation campaigns. These websites published news-related content and seemingly had connections to Irani governmental entities. In fact, some of them were found to be the property of the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU). more

WhoisXML API Launches White-Label Brand Monitor to Make Brand Protection More Accessible

WhoisXML API recently launched a while-label variant of its Brand Monitor solution so more organizations can offer domain brand protection and marketing services using their own label. more

Are Companies Doing Enough to Tackle CEO Impersonation on the DNS?

A recent study of CEO impersonation showed that phishing in its various forms is a threat not just to the world's top companies but also to the top CEOs. more