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Suspicious network resurrections 2020-11-25 UTC
We believe there is a serious issue relating to the equivalent of 56 “/20” networks, with a corresponding 230k IPv4 addresses.... (>)

The Current State of Domain Hijacking, and a specific look at the ongoing issues at GoDaddy 2020-04-17 UTC
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?... (>)

How to Halt the Hijackers 2019-03-06 UTC
If you’ve read Network hijacking - the low down, you’ll be fully versed in the varied ways cybercriminals can hijack your network. In this article, we’ll be explaining how to protect against this happening to you, along with a high-level overview as to what you can do if your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are hijacked.... (>)

Network hijacking - the low down 2019-01-08 UTC
Network hijacking involves the announcing or re-routing of Internet protocol (IP) addresses without authorization from the owner of those addresses. When hijacking is done intentionally, it is usually for some type of nefarious or illegal purpose. The consequences can be far reaching for organizations whose networks are hijacked. There are numerous ways cyber-criminals can ‘hijack’ your network, here’s the lowdown.... (>)

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.... (>)

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... (>)

SBL/ZEN DNS lookups to return DROP/eDROP status 2016-04-05 UTC
Starting with 1st June 2016, you can look up an IP address on any Spamhaus zone that supports SBL lookups, and verify whether that IP address is on DROP/eDROP. An IP address that is listed on DROP or eDROP will return 127.0.0.9 in addition to 127.0.0.2.... (>)

Verizon Routing Millions of IP Addresses for Cybercrime Gangs 2016-02-01 UTC
Over the past few years, spammers have sought out large ranges of IP addresses. By spreading out their sending patterns across a wide range of IP addresses, they can attempt to defeat spam filters and get spam and malware emails delivered where they are not wanted. However, IPv4 addresses are getting scarce and hard to come by. In fact, as of... (>)

ICANN SSAC on DDoS, DNS and BCP 38 2014-02-26 UTC
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) document Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure, published this week, provides a much-needed touchstone for the Internet in its current state. DDoS attacks, such as the one... (>)

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