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Tracing the Digital Footprint of Iran’s Mabna Hackers

In 2018, nine Mabna hackers were indicted by a U.S. grand jury for their involvement in different instances of cybercrime. Their victims included about 320 universities and over 50 private, government, and nongovernmental organizations in several countries. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 351.5 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q2 2022

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2022 closed with 351.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 1.0 million domain name registrations, or 0.3%, compared to the first quarter of 2022. more

Brand Registry Group .brand Brief, ICANN75

The Brand Registry Group (BRG) is the global association of companies and organizations working together to champion the use of .brand top-level domains and includes some of the world's most recognized consumer and B2B brands. more

WhoisXML API Expands DNS Database Coverage and Adds New Record Type

DNS Database Download now covers 20.7+ billion DNS records after a 521% increase in coverage in 2022. AAAA records were also added to the existing pool of six DNS record types (i.e., A, MX, NS, TXT, CNAME, and SOA records). more

Have You Seen These Roaming Mantis Connected Artifacts Wandering into Your Phone?

A financially motivated threat group called "Roaming Mantis" was seen targeting Android and iOS device users through malicious SMS communications. The messages sent Android phone users to download pages while iOS users were redirected to credential-stealing login pages. more

Are Threat Actors Intercepting Your OTPs? These Cyber Resources Might Be Helping Them

A group of researchers recently discovered a new Android banking Trojan they called "Revive" since threat actors designed it to restart if it stops working. Once a device is infected, hackers can intercept messages, including online banking one-time passwords (OTPs). Revive also enables attackers to steal login credentials since it can read and store everything the user types on the infected device. more

Unlike Its Namesake, Aoqin Dragon Isn’t Mythical

Aoqin Dragon, like the mythical character it's named after, has recently been unearthed after nearly a decade of flying under the cybersecurity community's radar. Now believed to have been active since 2013, the advanced persistent threat (APT) group has targeted various organizations in the government, education, and telecommunications sectors. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 350.5 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q1 2022

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2022 closed with 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million domain name registrations, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. more

Careful, the Next Premium SMS Offer You Subscribe to May Be Malicious

Premium Short Message Service (SMS) abuse is no longer new. But it's pretty rare for such threats to rack up hundreds of dollars in additional phone bill costs for every victim each year. more

Brand Registry Group .brand Brief, ICANN74

The Brand Registry Group (BRG) is the global association of companies and organisations working together to champion the use of .brand top-level domains and includes some of the world's most recognised consumer and B2B brands. In advance of the upcoming ICANN 74 meeting, the BRG has been actively discussing a wide range of topics that we consider are a priority for our members. more