Domain network servers direct web traffic to the proper location. When servers are flooded with requests, consumers may be unable to access websites, and if they are, the process is slow. Site slow-downs are particularly problematic for small e-commerce businesses, and here’s when reverse DNS lookup comes in handy. Reverse lookup is one way to mitigate potential server problems. Listed below are a few other ways for small businesses to use reverse DNS lookup.
Tag: prevent cyber crime
In the last blog, we discussed the various features of all the Online Monitoring & Search tools that you can avail with our Domain Research Suite. The next question is naturally, how professionals from different industries can take advantage of these power tools to enhance their domain research? So, today we will be covering several use-cases of DRS to help make you understand its importance in today’s day & age.
Too many people seem to think that some nebulous security force, perhaps, even a form of law enforcement, is engaged in taking down phishing sites. They may not even think about this subject at all. The security force thing is something that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In reality, the security community is a literal community that depends on practitioners finding malicious sources of information and acting on them. It’s a bit like the awareness see-something-say-something mantra. It is difficult to assess how many acts of violence and threats across the internet are revealed through a goodwill party that speaks up. But it happens, all the time. Most of us would prefer a nicer, gentler internet but there are always going to be outliers that see the internet as an opportunity to bait victims into giving up sensitive information and thus being exploited financially.
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.
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!)
With each passing year, the magnitude of cyber crime has increased steadfastly. Small & large companies alike are facing threats to their online infrastructure, customer data & reputation with these constantly evolving attacks. Whether it is an in-house IT team monitoring the safety of their company, MSSP providing security services, or security analyst detecting cyber crime at large, smart cybersecurity begins with knowing what you are really up against and having valuable data about hosts, domain owners, websites, servers, and configurations. But with the plethora of data points available to verify & analyze this task has only become more difficult. Professionals are now no longer looking for just data sets but Intel over various online entities to take timely action & make informed decisions on their security operations & strategy.
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 2008, hackers hijacked CheckFree.com, which provided online bill payment services and redirected traffic to a website in Ukraine. The fake CheckFree website downloaded malware on CheckFree customers’ computers. The malware stole usernames and passwords. Even worse, it infected the computers of customers of minor banks that had partnered with CheckFree. The banks’ websites had been directing their users to CheckFree.
Neither CheckFree nor the banks had been monitoring changes in the WHOIS registries of their websites. If they had, they would have seen the redirection hackers had placed in domain records.