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 .

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, going as far back as December 2014.  There have been inclusions on both their IPv6 Drop list, and ASN Droplist.

 

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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 excellence.

Deteque provides network security intelligence, including DNS firewall data feeds, leveraging expertly researched threat intelligence from The Spamhaus Project.  The Project is a trusted third party currently protecting three billion user mailboxes and blocking the vast majority of spam and malware sent on the Internet.

Spamhaus and PIPELINE are positioned to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Email Service Providers (ESPs) and enterprises defend themselves from spam, malware, botnets and other online threats.

Simon Forster, CEO of Spamhaus Technology commented: “The move is designed to strengthen the Asia Pacific region against cyber attacks and broaden Deteque’s presence in Asian markets. With Pipeline Security we have an excellent partner to bring to new customers the threat intelligence that has been protecting our users for the past 20 years.”

Allan Watanabe, Managing Director of PIPELINE Security commented: “Cyber attacks are rapidly evolving and businesses are struggling to stay ahead of the cyber criminals. It is critical for businesses to utilize a threat intelligence strategy to transition from a reactive security to proactive security model. We are looking forward to providing Deteque’s real time threat intelligence to help secure our customers in Asia Pacific and Japan.

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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).

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.

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.

The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains