Anti-fraud & phishing boosted with new Zero Reputation Domains threat intelligenceMay 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 registered domains for websites hoping that users will fall victim before a domain has been analyzed for its reputation, also legitimate organizations will rarely activate a domain and start using it immediately after registration.
The ZRD automatically adds newly-registered and previously dormant domains to a blocklist for 24 hours. Once the domain is older than 24 hours it will be removed from this Zone, or if the domain is deemed malicious by other tests it will be added into another Zone.
Existing RPZ subscribers can reach out to their Spamhaus partner to enquire about adding ZRD to their subscription.