Cryptominer protection added to RPZMay 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.
With the new Zone included in an organization’s DNS management, users will still get access to the websites they want to visit, but the adverts used for crypto mining are blocked as part of the DNS resolution process. This way malicious adverts are blocked before a connection is made a so there is no need for dedicated software or tools on an individual’s device.
The Cryptominer Zone is accessible as part of the Diverse category of Response Policy Zones. Find out more.
RPZ threat intelligence from Deteque is currently used by ISPs, corporations and public institutions world-wide. Find out more.
Read more about crypto jacking at https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-and-what-is-coinhive/