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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

Sinkholing May Not Spell the End for Malware Hosts and Botnets

Sinkholing has long been employed as an effective cybersecurity solution to curb the spread of dangerous malware. Remember the infamous WannaCry ransomware outbreak in 2019? Security teams put a stop to the threat through sinkholing. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 341.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q4 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2021 closed with 341.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2021. more

Behind the Innovative Marketing Rogue Scareware Distribution Network

Cybercriminal network Innovative Marketing made headlines in rogue scareware's heyday. Between its founding in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2009 and the three years it continued operating, the company reportedly amassed close to US$700 million in revenue. more

WhoisXML API Introduces Data Streaming as a Delivery Model

In addition to batch data feeds, real-time APIs, and web-based GUIs, WhoisXML API now delivers domain intelligence through data streaming. With the new delivery model, the company provides the data to users as soon as they are made available and processed at an interval of 1 hour or less. more

Are Cybersquatters Going After the Car Manufacturing Sector?

Distinguishing properties added by the companies themselves is an essential part of this study. If the legitimate company owns the domains and subdomains, they have control over these assets. Otherwise, the digital properties can be considered rogue that can be potentially used in brand abuse, phishing campaigns, and other malicious activities. more

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

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

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

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