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Addressing Business Email Compromise in the Time of Coronavirus with Email Validation

Cybercriminals know no boundaries. While the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors continue to attack businesses that may already be suffering from operational setbacks. more

New MailYourBallot.vote Site Supports Vote-By-Mail Amid COVID Concerns

Monolith Registry, the registry operator for the dotVOTE web address today announces the launch of MailYourBallot.vote, a fast, easy to use central location to find the latest information about how to vote by mail in YOUR state. more

Radix Temporarily Waives Off Domain Restoration Fee

In an effort to reduce customer burden on domain-related spending during current market conditions, we are supporting a temporary waiver on the Restore Fee for all Radix TLDs. This waiver is in effect from Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. more

Brand Monitor and Typosquatting Data Feed: Two Assets to Support Spear-Phishing Prevention

Spear-phishing email attacks pose a significant challenge to most organizations. A successful attempt can cost a company an average of US$1.6 million per incident. more

Combating COVID-19 Cybercrime – What Internet Infrastructure Providers Like Afilias Are Doing

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been fertile ground for scams and misinformation. Social platforms have been in the news for their efforts to protect users from such problems. What are Internet infrastructure providers like Afilias doing to keep spammers, phishers and other criminals from preying on Internet users? more

What Cyber Threat Intelligence Tools Can Reveal about a Targeted Attack

Targeted attacks are considered insidious digital threats as they may lead to debilitating data breaches with substantial financial repercussions. Apart from money lost to theft, victims may shed even more resources as they face expensive lawsuits, hefty fines, and settlements for failing to comply with data privacy regulations in addition to reputational damage. more

Prime Domains Released for the PR Industry: Historic Release of 64,000 Premium Names Ending in .PR

Today, nic.PR (the .PR registry operator) and Afilias (its technology partner) announce the release of 64,000 prime dotPR names beginning at 0900 EDT. Internet addresses ending in ".PR" are the best names for public relations professionals. Many great .PR names have been on reserve at the registry for years, until today. more

Looking Into a Possible Coronavirus-Themed Survey Scam Turning Out to Be a False Positive

Having crossed the two-million mark in coronavirus infections worldwide, citizens from all nations are facing a difficult time. Sadly, cyber threats and attacks currently spreading online are making the situation worse. more

Blacknight Chooses Afilias for Managed DNS with Anycast

Afilias' Managed DNS services are designed to provide high capacity, better DNS Flood protection, and reduced latency for services such as content delivery and website hosting.  more

Coronavirus: Cybersecurity Implications and Fraudulent Infection Maps

The world has been on edge for the past weeks as many nations enforced mass quarantines amid the continued rise in the number of Coronavirus-infected patients. As a result, about a third of the global population is staying at home to avoid further spread of the virus, and people have been relying on online channels to stay updated. more

i2Coalition Launches Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Internet Infrastructure Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the vital importance of Internet connectivity during a global crisis, and we want to find out exactly how Internet infrastructure providers are coping through a new survey. more

Threat Intelligence: The First Line of Defense Against Data-Stealing Ransomware

The threat landscape is ever-changing. As time goes by, threat campaigns use new and more sophisticated technologies than seen before. Still, some reuse tried-and-tested methods while adding a few other functionalities, as in the case of FTCODE ransomware operators. more