Tag: cyber security

Bulk Email Verification and Validation for 3 Cyber Threat Protection Use Cases

Bulk Email Verification and Validation for 3 Cyber Threat Protection Use Cases

Email validation is one of the most potent measures to ensure that digital marketers’ messages get through to their intended recipients. But amid the rise in cybercrime and fraud, the practice has become more than that. Today, email validation is also a means for infosec professionals to vet senders to make sure that opening their messages won’t lead to a compromise.

Email validation has also turned into a viable option for streaming service providers to prevent fake or fraudulent subscribers from gaining access to the content they’re unauthorized to view. Amid this backdrop, organizations would do well to add bulk email verification to their standard business protocols. Here is why.

Integrating a Newly Registered Domains Database into Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategies

Integrating a Newly Registered Domains Database into Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategies

It’s generally agreed that newly registered domains are potential sources of threats. After all, many of these domain registrations are made opportunistically—sometimes even in bulk, following public announcements and global events. While not all of these domains have to be avoided at all costs, they certainly deserve more scrutiny than others that have been established for years.

The good news is that monitoring newly registered domains is doable with the help of the Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains Database.

Leveraging Cyber Threat Intelligence: Must-Dos for Companies To Prevent Phishing and Other Attacks

Leveraging Cyber Threat Intelligence: Must-Dos for Companies To Prevent Phishing and Other Attacks

While phishing is considered one of the oldest threats in any cyber attacker’s arsenal, it still manages to work. The targeted organization or individual, social engineering bait, and the manner in which information gets stolen or malware is delivered may change. Still, the motivation often remains: to take someone’s details or even identity.

In many phishing scams, cybercriminals opt to create a fake company pretending to offer services that may be hard for users to resist. Such is the case of two confirmed phishing domains we analyze throughout this piece—technoarubacloud[.]com and teichdata[.]at. Any visitor lured to avail themselves of these two fake suppliers’ offerings is likely to be tricked into handing over personally identifiable information (PII) to the criminals behind the bogus sites.

Reverse NS Lookup: Security Against DNS-Based Attacks

Reverse NS Lookup: Security Against DNS-Based Attacks

Given today’s threat landscape, known threats or those that get publicized are quite hard to protect against. However, risks that come from unknown sources are even harder to detect and block. Domain Name System (DNS)-based attacks fall into the second category for a variety of reasons, the topmost of which is that once domains are up and running, their owners put their security in the background.

There are ways to avoid becoming the next victim of a DNS-based attack, though. One of them is using a reliable reverse name server (NS) solution such as Reverse NS Lookup. But before we delve into further details, let us first discern why attackers take advantage of inherent DNS weaknesses to get to their targets.

How to Maintain Your Domain’s Integrity for Better Cybersecurity with a Domain Name API

How to Maintain Your Domain’s Integrity for Better Cybersecurity with a Domain Name API

In a technologically-forward world we live in today, cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated attacks to compromise domains. In the latest report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), email frauds such as business email compromise (BEC) scams via spoofed domains have caused users $26 billion in losses.

For this reason, domain name security is now more important than ever. You can never be sure who is getting to you except when you take the time to get to know them. And that is possible with the use of domain name tools like WHOIS API.

Brand Monitoring: Defending Your Company Against Cybersquatting

Brand Monitoring: Defending Your Company Against Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting made headlines in recent weeks when Facebook filed a lawsuit against domain registrar OnlineNIC Inc. and its proxy service IDShield for cybersquatting and copyright infringement. The lawsuit concerned domain names that use the word “Facebook,” “Instagram,” or variations of Facebook’s brands with the intent to trick users into thinking that they are legitimate sites of the complainant.

The domain names in question include www-facebook-login[.]com, facebook-mails[.]com, login-intstargram[.]com, and hackingfacebook[.]net. When we ran hackingfacebook[.]net on WHOIS API, the report stated that the registrar was indeed OnlineNIC Inc., which registered the domain in February 2010. However, the details of Domain ID Shield Service were the ones used as registrant information.

DNS Hijacking Perils: How to Address Threats Like the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign with DNS & IP Lookup

DNS Hijacking Perils: How to Address Threats Like the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign with DNS & IP Lookup

Cyber attackers continuously enhance their tools, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) to remain undetected for as long as they can while in their targets’ networks. Despite the increased sophistication of attacks, however, old techniques die hard and keep causing extensive damage. Case in point: Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking remains a favored attack type among threat actors.

This post provides reasons why cybercriminals never seem to get tired of launching DNS hijacking attacks. We also take a close look at how cyberspies hijacked entire nations’ domains and provide recommendations to potential targets, notably through the use of tools like DNS Lookup API and IP Geolocation API, so they can avoid the same fate as the victims of the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign.

8 Alarming Cyber Attacks That Made Corporates Go Bonkers In The Last Ten Years: A Decade In Review

8 Alarming Cyber Attacks That Made Corporates Go Bonkers In The Last Ten Years: A Decade In Review!

If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.”
Former American Govt. Official Richard A. Clarke

This statement might evoke sarcasm, but is apt in the contemporary vulnerable cyberspace that’s full of hackers with malicious purposes. The tech-driven economy has made it mandatory for big corporates, as well as small businesses, to leverage digital solutions, but breaches and cybercrimes have become a sheer nightmare for them.