3 Key Recommendations to Trust the Cloud More by Trusting It Less

Cloud outages happen all the time, but there has been an observed increase in major outages in recent years. In 2021, the increase was exponential with many notable incidents in the month of June 2021. These outages are affecting a significant number of companies of various sizes. more

Radix Reports $6 Million in Total Retail Premium Domain Name Revenue in Its H2 2021 Premiums Report

We are excited to share our bi-annual premium report for the second half of 2021. This report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across our nTLD portfolio from 1st July 2021 till 31st December 2021. more

When Safe Doesn’t Mean Threat-Free, Watch Out for Rogue Internet Safety Sites

Many countries worldwide celebrate Safer Internet Day every February 8. And while most parents always strive to do their best to keep their children safe while browsing the Web, threat actors still manage to abuse their good intentions. How? more

The Oscars and Suspicious Web Activity: What’s the Link?

It's not unusual for movies, actors, and actresses to serve as lures in cyber attacks. Our recent post on "Spider-Man: No Way Home" proved that. Phishers and other threat actors will, unfortunately, try to capitalize on anything that's bound to get a lot of user attention. And the annual Oscar Awards is no stranger to such a scenario. Just last year, in fact, hackers used nominated films as phishing baits. This year may be no different. more

Embracing New Tools to Enhance Brand Protection

Alban Kwan, CSC's regional director for East Asia, recently moderated a panel discussion entitled "Embracing new tools to enhancing protection" with renowned global brands - Ant Group (parent company of Alipay), Daniel Wellington, and Western Digital at the recent World Trademark Review's Brand Strategy China. more

DHL Was the Most-Phished Company in 2021, Will That Be True in 2022, Too?

Checkpoint researchers identified DHL as the most-imitated brand in phishing campaigns at the end of 2021. We sought to find if that will remain the case this year by looking at various intelligence sources. more

2022 Olympic Winter Games: Prime Ground for Phishing Lures?

Threat actors have notoriously taken advantage of the Olympic Games's popularity to launch malicious campaigns. The "OlympicDestroyer" malware was most notable, using a domain related to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. But the COVID -- 19 bubble in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games may have increased the danger. more

Malicious Valentine: Uncovering Thousands of Connections to Romance-Themed Campaign IoCs

Romance-themed malicious campaigns are launched throughout the year, but days leading up to Valentine’s Day could be particularly timely for such activities. more

The Irony: Data Privacy Sites Bring Risks Instead of Protection

Many countries celebrate Data Privacy Awareness Week every last week of January. Each year, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) makes it a point to remind users about the importance of keeping their digital data safe from all kinds of threat actors. In fact, they commemorated this year's Data Privacy Awareness Week with various events. more

eco topDNS Initiative Fights DNS Abuse

The eco initiative topDNS wants to protect the Domain Name System (DNS) even better from abuse in the future. Leading companies in the industry - including VeriSign, CentralNic, Public Interest Registry, IQ Global AS, Leaseweb and Realtime Register - are among the first supporters of the initiative. more

Exploring BlackTech IoCs Reveals Hundreds of Artifacts in 2022

BlackTech, an APT group known for cyber espionage activities targeting Asia, was recently detected using a new malware called “FlagPro.” NTT Security named some indicators of compromise (IoC) related to the new campaign, including five IP addresses and two subdomains. more

REvil Ransomware: What Can We Learn from Published IoCs in 2022?

Ransomware has been one of the biggest threats to Internet users the world over since the malware first surfaced. REvil was one of the most notorious ransomware variants of 2021, pushing the U.S. Department of State to offer a US$10 million reward to anyone who can name and locate REvil gang leaders and up to US$5 million for any of their affiliates in November. more