Threat actors try all kinds of ways to spread their nefarious acts on as many victims as possible. When it comes to phishing, it’s as simple as outright deception. Victims are made to believe they are dealing with a site they trust, after which a perilous cyber trap is triggered, and the damage that ensues can often be irreversible. WHOIS is a valuable tool that can help fortify protections against malicious acts of phishing, thwarting the malicious intent of threat actors before significant threats escalate.
Category: WHOIS Database
People in IT, cybersecurity, marketing, and other specialists can all agree on one thing: the Internet has become a battleground.
Various departments encounter unique challenges and having access to the right information provides an edge. Combating cybercrime, amping up branding efforts, competition monitoring, streamlining business processes — those are just a few activities that require reliable sources.
In order to proactively mitigate threats or successfully detect cybercrime, security teams need to start by drawing up a map of the adversary’s infrastructure by investigating its historic & active dangerous behavior on a network. The various security tools, systems or software that analysts use to ‘connect the dots’ are effective in providing actionable Intel on any attack surface only if timely, comprehensive & accurate data is collated & ingested in them. Many times just finding the relevant data, collecting it from multiple sources, normalizing it, feeding the data in these tools may waste precious time & result in lost opportunities. (great opportunities for the cyber criminals though!)
These days, media specialists are gathering information not just from traditional offline sources but from the deep levels of online resources. In fact, in 2017, 42% of journalist surveyed across various countries stated they were already using digital data in their stories twice or more per week — indicating that this data is getting more and more important.
To support this trend, our media partnership service provides the appropriate tools to collect and deliver information or supplement the search of data for journalists, influencers, bloggers, editors, and other media professionals.
We are really excited to launch our Affiliate Partner Program, with the primary goal of providing unhindered domain data & threat Intel to enterprises & government agencies on a requirement based approach. Our new partner program is uniquely designed to provide our partner network with the full advantage of our solid foundation & innovations thereby jointly delivering next-generation threat intelligence solutions. We offer a variety of programs to meet various business objectives of small consulting organizations with strong intelligence backgrounds and subject matter expertise, leading Value-Added-Resellers (VARs), System Integrators, Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), Managed Detection and Response Services (MDR), Security Orchestration & Automation (SOAR), Threat Intelligence platforms, Information Security Operations Center (SOC), etc.
In this technical blog we offer some hints and tips to those who want to have an interactive tool for the analysis of WHOIS and IP resolution data. In particular, the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centres and provides software for this purpose under the General Public License. It is available on GitHub at https://github.com/MITRECND/WhoDat
The first line of defense for companies that want to protect their staff or customers from bogus websites is monitoring domain names.Hackers will use variations of domain names to lure unsuspecting users onto portals whose purpose is to steal private information and drop viruses onto devices.
Whois XML API offers a Domain Research Suite that provides users with the ability to watch whether new domain names closely resemble existing registrations, which may be intended to trap internet users.