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Brian Krebs | Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

July 12, 2018

Brian Krebs investigates the Bitcanal “Hijack Factory” story which hit the news this week. Through continually hijacking Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routes, Bitcanal leased swathes of IP addresses to spammers. Since 2014 Bitcanal has appeared in 103 SBL listings researched by Spamhaus. Read Brian’s article here ....

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Doug Madory | Hijack factory, Bitcanal, is disconnected

July 11, 2018

This week sees Spamhaus featurning in the news in Doug Madory’s article focusing on Bitcanal; Shutting Down the BGP Hijack Factory. The piece focuses on Bitcanal, who has been listed on various block lists of Spamhaus’s for over 3 years.  Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Oracle Dyn, shines the spotlight on Bitcanal, and focuses on the lessons Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) need to learn from this episode. Spamhaus has published 103 SBL listings related to Bitcanal,...

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PIPELINE Security partnership delivers DNS threat intelligence to Asia Pacific

July 9, 2018

Enterprise business and technology service providers in the Japanese and Asia Pacific region now have global cyber threat intelligence on their doorstep. Thanks to a new partnership between Tokyo-based PIPELINE Security and Deteque, DNS threat protection, including DNS firewall data feeds, has never been easier to access. PIPELINE Security brings local delivery and support to the Japanese market. Their understanding of cyber security, combined with local knowledge is illustrated in their drive for precision and...

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ISPs – ensure you & your customers have continued access to Spamhaus’s DNSBLs

July 5, 2018

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their customers may be missing out on access to Spamhaus’s commercial grade block list feeds for email….and not realise. Here’s how ISPs can ensure their email stays protected with Spamhaus’s domain name server block lists (DNSBLs)....

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Successfully accessing Spamhaus’s free block lists using a public DNS

July 5, 2018

If you are using Google’s Public DNS, or similar public recursive server, and Spamahus’s free domain name server block lists (DNSBLs) your emails may not be protected.  Discover how to ensure you keep free access to Spamhaus’s email threat intelligence whilst using public DNS....

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XTECH | Dangerous .men and .click, over 60% are malicious sites

June 22, 2018

Spamhaus’s “The Most Abused Top Level Domains List”, continues to feature in the news. Yukihiro Katsumura writes for Japan’s XTECH, focusing on the number of malicious domains hosted on cheap, or free, top level domains....

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Krebs on Security: Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click

June 22, 2018

Taking intelligence from Spamhaus’s “The Most Abused Top Level Domains List”, Brian Krebs shines the spotlight on the riskiest top-level domains (TLDs).  Here he investigates the more recently released TLDs, noting their popularity among spammers and scammers....

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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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