Botnet Threat Update January to June 2024

Overall Botnet C&C activity decreased by -6%. Misuse of Cobalt Strike also declined by -41%. Meanwhile, android backdoors increased, with new entries from Hook and Coper. One of the most positive developments ...

How Amazon SES works with Spamhaus to protect its network and reputation

When delivering emails is your core business, maintaining a reputable network for a reliable service without problems is EVERYTHING. This is a commitment that email service provider Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) ...

ESPs: Why IP and Domain Reputation Matter and How to Manage Them

Maintaining a positive IP and domain reputation is essential for email service providers (ESPs) aiming to offer a successful email sending service. In this blog, we will explore the key principles and ...

Spammers Love Mobile Phone IP Space. Here’s How to Fix That.

Mobile phone companies are leaving the door wide open for spammers. They’re hurting their own customers (and the rest of the Internet) - but there’s still time to fix this ...

Sex education in the classroom? Google can help, but there is a compromise!

It’s not uncommon for popular services to eventually fall victim to abuse. In this case, we explore how spammers are using Google Classroom to lure their victims (at elementary school!) to dating ...

Domain Reputation Update Oct 2023 – Mar 2024

New domains remain unchanged (27%), even as ShortDot registered gTLDs .sbs and .bond continue to increase, 172% and 148%, respectively. During this reporting period, 1 million domains were listed - which TLDs ...

Registration, collaboration and disruption – an interview with Dave Piscitello (Part 2)

In part one, Dave Piscitello, Partner at Interisle Consulting Group LLC discussed several key findings of the Interisle Cybercrime Supply Chain study 2023. Now, let’s explore the role of registries, registrars and ...

Trends, policy and cheap TLDs – an interview with Dave Piscitello (Part 1)

Cybercrime supply chains are central to today’s intricate web of cyber threats. Without them, malicious actors wouldn’t have access to the tools, resources, and expertise necessary to execute their attacks. In October ...

Botnet Threat Update Q4 2023

In Q4 2023, the number of botnet command and control (C&C) servers increased by 16%. China, the United States, and Russia were the countries leading the pack, with a significant spike in ...

The conundrum that is the modern use of NAT at a carrier grade level

Modern NAT, including Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT), complicates tracking by hiding multiple devices behind one IP, akin to a circus full of clowns. This anonymity facilitates spamming and malware distribution. ISPs can ...