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Cryptominer protection added to RPZ

May 7, 2018

No-one wants their devices hijacked for crypto mining so Deteque, a division of Spamhaus, has added a new layer of security with the introduction a ‘Cryptominer’ zone as part of its Response Policy Zones (RPZ) threat intelligence. Deteque researchers are constantly tracking the networks of crypto miners who use adverts, often on legitimate websites, to run JavaScript and other code that can drain processing power via the browser for crypto mining without any actual malware...

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Anti-fraud & phishing boosted with new Zero Reputation Domains threat intelligence

May 4, 2018

Protection against fraud and phishing is now boosted with Zero Reputation Domains (ZRD) threat intelligence from Deteque, a division of Spamhaus. ZRD is part of Deteque’s Response Policy Zones threat intelligence, used as a check in an organization’s DNS management to block malicious and low reputation domains. With the new ZRD data feed, network security managers can block access to newly-registered domains which are often associated with fraud or phishing attempts. Cyber criminals use newly...

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Cyber crime prevention: Threat Intelligence vs. Machine Learning

February 1, 2018

The threat from cyber criminals is relentless, so any protection strategy needs to ensure that a security team’s workload is manageable and focused. With the right threat intelligence strategy in place, there are ways to gain extra time and target the most serious threats. Through national news, businesses of all sizes are repeatedly urged to protect themselves against cyber crime. Recent UK Government statistics (The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017) found that nearly half of...

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