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Scouring the DNS for Traces of Bumblebee SEO Poisoning

Google ad or search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning has long been a favored threat actor tactic to spread malware. A recent Secureworks study of Bumblebee, which comes in the guise of a software installer, proved that once again. more

A DNS Deep Dive: That VPN Service May Be OpcJacker in Disguise

The more dangerous browsing the Internet becomes, the more tools to address cyber threats emerge in the market. Virtual private network (VPN) service usage, for instance, gained ubiquity due to the ever-increasing number of data privacy intrusions. more

Searching for Nevada Ransomware Digital Crumbs in the DNS

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Dissecting 1M+ Malicious Domains Under the DNS Lens

Threat actors continue to abuse the DNS by weaponizing domain names. On 13 April 2023, through our recently launched Threat Intelligence Data Feeds (TIDF), we identified more than 1 million suspicious and malicious domains that figured in phishing, malware distribution, spam, and other cyber attacks, such as brute-force and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. more

Discovering Potential BEC Scam Vehicles Through the DNS

Threats tend to become more advanced over time. So is the case of business email compromise (BEC) scams, which according to a SlashNext post, cost companies billions of U.S. dollars in losses per year. more

Detecting Possible Fraud Vehicles Specific to Latin America and the Caribbean

Although fraud is a global issue, some threats may be unique to certain regions. Accertify listed some subtrends specific to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), including those involving the airline and digital wallet industries. more

Drawing the Line Between SYS01 and Ducktail Through DNS Traces

Back in January of this year, we studied the infrastructure of Ducktail, a malware that trailed its sights on Facebook business owners and advertisers. Just this month, Morphisec researchers found a similar threat they've dubbed "SYS01." more

2023 Update - How Are the Most-Spoofed Brands Represented in the DNS?

Even if cyber attack tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, age-old phishing remains the most-used attack vector to this day.  more

Probing Lorec53 Phishing through the DNS Microscope

Lorec53, a relatively new APT group according to NSFocus, actively targeted various Eastern European government institutions in 2021. The threat actors used well-crafted phishing campaigns to gather and steal data from their targets. Two years after their heyday, is the threat Lorec53 poses gone? Or has the group left still-active traces in the DNS? more

Is Your Intranet Vulnerable to Attacks? Investigating Intranet Impersonation in the DNS

On 10 February 2023, Reddit announced it suffered a security incident where a phishing campaign led an employee to a website that imitated the network's intranet gateway. more