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Exposing an Active Kaseya Ransomware Attack Infrastructure

Kaseya, an IT solution developer targeting managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises, became a victim of a massive ransomware attack last July. While the company‚Äôs CEO said that less than 0.1% of its clients were affected, the fact that it mostly served MSPs, the data belonging to as many as 1,500 small businesses could have been compromised. more

WhoisXML API Enriches Its DNS Database Download Capabilities

WhoisXML API's repository of historical Domain Name System (DNS) lookup records continues to grow in volume and coverage. The DNS database download service has recently been expanded to now include six types of DNS databases. more

Given a Malicious Email Address, What Can You Discover with Maltego’s WhoisXML API Transforms?

On any given day, most of us get more emails that we won't read than those that we would. Many of these messages will remain unread and sent to the trash. There comes the third category of emails: Those we wished we hadn't read and acted upon because they are bound to be malicious, sent by cybercriminals trying to lure you into one of their scams. more

How Reverse IP Lookup API Can Help Detect Connected Domains

In 2020, reports say 94% of malware were delivered via email. Phishing remains a threat, as it accounts for more than 80% of security incidents that can cost victims almost US$18,000 per minute. more

Attack Surface Monitoring: Two Ways to Detect Phishing Subdomains

Phishing attacks' success can be partially attributed to threat actors' use of branded domain names, including both legitimate and misspelled variants. It's no wonder, therefore, that blacklisting sites like PhishTank provide users a way to search phishing URLs by target brand. more

IP Blacklist and Blacklist Removal

Everyone hates spam. Even worse is malware - something that infects your computer and sends spam out to you and others or tries to hack into systems. In response to these problems, many people began to maintain lists recording who generates spam and malware. more

Using Email Validation Tools to Stop Malspam Campaigns in Their Tracks

Melissa, what many consider to be the first malspam campaign, emerged in 1999. Once successfully installed, the "mass-mailing" virus forwarded copies of itself to the first 50 email addresses on a victim's contact list. While the malware wasn't as dangerous as current variants, it could still effectively max out network resources, resulting in downtime. more

New Phishing Tools Can Now Bypass 2-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an essential safety measure that stops unauthorized access to an account. It was invented to provide an additional layer of security to the usual log-in procedure of providing one's username and password, which is now considered by many as obsolete and unsecured. more

.ORG Highlighted for Success in Fighting Phishing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its Global Phishing trends study for the first half of 2009 and .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), was highlighted for its leadership in significantly reducing online fraud. more

Committed to Keeping the Internet a Safe Place

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is committed to providing a model for exemplary Registry practices. In furtherance of this goal, PIR has been working proactively to address domain name abuses including phishing, malware, child pornography, and spam distribution. more