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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

Industry Insights: Verisign, ICANN and Industry Partners Collaborate to Combat Botnets

Addressing DNS abuse and maintaining a healthy DNS ecosystem are important components of Verisign's commitment to being a responsible steward of the internet. We continuously engage with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and other industry partners to help ensure the secure, stable and resilient operation of the DNS. more

CSC Security Center – What It Can Do for You

CSC is currently the only provider in the market offering our unique tool giving complete oversight of your most business-critical assets - namely CSC Security Center. It gives you the ability to monitor proactively the security status of all of your vital domains, DNS, digital certificates - as well as receive email alerts of changes or potential risks as and when they happen. more

SideWinder DNS Blackholes Uncovered with Threat Intelligence Platform

A Domain Name System (DNS) blackhole is essentially a DNS server that gives false results for domain names. Also known as a "sinkhole server," an "Internet sinkhole," or a "DNS sinkhole," threat actors sometimes use DNS blackholes to redirect users to potentially harmful sites or pages. more

COVID-19-Related Bulk Domain Registrations: A Possible Case of DNS Abuse?

Addressing Domain Name System (DNS) abuse has been a priority of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), notably since March 2020. During its 70th conference, the organization's members talked about creating a web page defining DNS abuse-related terms, which should be updated over time, to help users report cases. more