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Fighting abuse at the edge 2018-04-09 UTC
Take a look at org charts, international standards, conferences and forums…you will observe there are two tribes; one for the ‘network’ the other for ‘applications’. It’s a distinction that’s embedded in Information Technology with the Network Layer ‘below’ all applications with a dedicated team dealing with connectivity, routers, upstreams and peering, all quite independently from the nature of the data that is flowing. Another team deals with ‘applications’; email, web services, etc., that do their job without having to consider the underlying aspects related to networking.... (>)

Spamhaus Botnet Summary 2016 2017-01-17 UTC
2016 was a busy year for existing and emerging cyber threats. In the past year, Spamhaus researchers issued listings for over 7,000 botnet Command & Control ("C&C") servers on more than 1,100 different networks. These C&C servers enabled and controlled online crime such as credential theft, e-banking fraud, spam and DDoS attacks. They were also used for the retrieval of stolen data. 2016 will also go down in history as the first year that security issues related to the 'Internet-of-Things' not only became mainstream, but turned into a serious enabler of ever larger attacks and a source of many future problems.... (>)

Network Hijacking on the Rise 2016-09-26 UTC
As we discussed in a previous article, allocations of IP addresses (IPv4 addresses) are getting hard to come by, especially for spammers. Because the IP addresses they use quickly get a bad reputation as sources of spam, spammers constantly need fresh IPs that are... (>)

Celebrating The First Birthday Of The Spamhaus BGPf 2013-06-12 UTC
In June 2012, Spamhaus launched the Spamhaus BGP feed (BGPf), a new service designed to protect organizations, network owners and network providers from... (>)

Spamhaus Releases BGP feed (BGPf) and Botnet C&C list (BGPCC) 2012-06-12 UTC
Geneva, 12 June 2012 Today the Spamhaus Project announces the release of a new service -- the Spamhaus BGP feed (BGPf). The BGPf serves three Spamhaus lists by using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). It is intended to be used primarily by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), web hosting providers, and network service providers (NSPs) in their routers to drop bad traffic at the edge... (>)

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