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Are Banks and Their Customers Once Again at Risk of Typosquatting Woes?

A typosquatting campaign targeting U.S. Bancorp was uncovered a few weeks ago, potentially posing a threat to the financial institution and its customers. As of this writing, four domains and their IP resolutions were identified as indicators of compromise (IoCs). more

Cybersecurity During the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that, shoppers are starting to make their lists. According to an Adobe Report, the 2020 holiday season exceeded $188 billion in online sales in the United States alone, an increase of 32% compared with 2019. 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

Continuing Danger for Internet Users – Unavailable Whois Data and DNS Abuse

As we approach our third year of living with ICANN's Temporary Specification, civil and criminal investigators still can't find suspected perpetrators' contact data, nor can they depend upon enlisting the help of registries and registrars to abate abuse consistently and quickly. The result? Unsuspecting internet users remain at risk, and there is no end to this dilemma in sight. 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

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 367.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q2 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. more

Uncovering Office 365-Related Artifacts with IP and Domain Intelligence

While Office 365 is one of the most prevalent office suites out in the market today, its users can't rest easy. Cybercriminals and threat actors will always find ways to abuse the most popular brands in various ways. more

Zero-Trust Implementation Using WHOIS, IP, and DNS Data

The U.S. government released the Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity in May 2021, highlighting the rationale of a zero-trust security approach. While the order only covers the government's digital infrastructure, this initiative could also serve as a catalyst for more robust global cybersecurity. more

Analyzing Recently Discovered Windows 11-Themed Assets

The release of a new application or operating system (OS) is typically greeted by enthusiasm, diverse opinions, and potential threats. Windows 11's case is no different as we identified various assets that could be misused on the Internet. more

Liberty Front Press Network: An IoC Enrichment & Threat Intelligence Analysis

Liberty Front Press is a fake news network that has been operating since Trump's administration and was said to be designed to leverage liberal resentment against the former U.S. president while promoting pro-Iranian foreign policy narratives via social media. more