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Sifting for Digital Breadcrumbs Related to the Latest Zoom Attack

Threat actors have been targeting Zoom and its users since the platform's launch, and it's easy to see why -- the latest stats show it accounts for 3.3 trillion annual meeting minutes worldwide. It's not surprising, therefore, that cyber attackers trailed their sights yet again on the communication app. more

The Ultimate Solution to DNS

The COVID -- 19 pandemic saw a surge in internet traffic by as much as 60%1.Because of the greater adoption of digital technology by businesses, and the need to support a hybrid onsite-offsite workforce that's persisted, we don't expect to see internet traffic slow down to what was once considered "normal." more

eco Comments on European Commission Study on DNS Abuse

The eco Association welcomes the impetus of the European Commission and the authors to "analyse the scope, impact and magnitude of DNS abuse." The present "Study on Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse" is one of the most comprehensive works on this topic. 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

DNS Record Contents: Are Organizations Giving Away More Than They Should?

There are several directions an organization can take when naming critical digital properties. A classic tactic is using a common theme, such as pet names, planets, or colors. A CTO suggested naming database nodes after “Game of Thrones (GoT)” characters. Taking this route makes for an obscure naming system that would be difficult for third parties to guess. more

Upcoming Hollywood Movie Releases and Domain Registration Trends, Is There a Connection?

It’s not uncommon to see news stories that blame piracy or prerelease leakages for poor movie revenue turnouts. We’ve seen that happen over time with movies like “X-Men: Origins Wolverine,” “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” and “Expendables 3.” more

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

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

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