Cyberattack

Cyberattack / Industry Updates

A Look into New Cybersquatting and Phishing Domains Targeting Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

When Facebook changed its parent company name to Meta in October 2021, we detected more than 5,500 newly registered domains (NRDs) a week after the announcement. In more recent news, a judge dismissed the company's cybersquatting and trademark infringement case against Namecheap. more

Cybersecurity and the Environment: 4 Reasons Why They Are Well-Suited

Earth Day 2022's theme is Invest in Our Planet, collectively putting our governments, businesses, and people in charge of how they should be investing in our planet so it's here for generations to come. Last year, during the COP26 in Glasgow, diplomats of almost 200 countries reached a deal to fight against climate change. more

A Look at Actinium/Gamaredon’s Infrastructure: More Artifacts Revealed

Actinium/Gamaredon, reported as a Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) group that has been active for almost a decade now, had started trailing their sights on Ukrainian organizations back in February 2022. more

From Fake News Proliferation to Data Theft: Tracing the Red Cross Hack to a Misinformation Network

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hack in January 2022 led to the compromise of the sensitive information belonging to 515,000 people. While no indicators of compromise (IoCs) relevant to the attack have been publicized, a security researcher did expose a possible link to an Iranian misinformation network. more

Meet the Speakers of the Cyber Threat Mitigation Webinar (by IPXO)

On the 14th of April, IPXO, the world's leading IP monetization and leasing platform will be holding a webinar on Cyber Threat Mitigation. Thought leaders from CUJO AI, Deft, Voxility and IPXO, will be sharing their insights from their experiences in observing and analyzing the Internet's landscape. more

Limited IP Resources Leave Smaller ISPs Vulnerable to Judgement Errors When Making Tough Cybersecurity Calls

An increasing number of cyberattacks on internet users is causing more and more internet blackouts as smaller Internet Providers struggle with tough choices and limited resources. Gustavas Davidavicius, Abuse Prevention Team Lead at IPXO, shares insights on the role of human errors in ISP-related cybersecurity failures and other measures that can be taken to reduce the incidence and impact of cyber-attacks globally. 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

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

New Zloader Campaign: Where Do IoCs Lead Us?

Zloader, a banking malware that steals sensitive user data, is back with a more sophisticated infection chain. It evades detection while exploiting Microsoft's digital signature verification method. more

With Rising Number of Cyberattacks, Businesses Have to Know How to Handle IP Address Abuse

Cyberattacks have always been a serious headache for businesses and the last several months were no exception. If not handled in time, the attacks can lead to IP reputation loss and blocklisting, causing severe and expensive damage to companies, but a few precautionary steps can help keep the threats at bay. more