WhoisXML API

A Domain Research, Whois, DNS, and Threat Intelligence API and Data Provider
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Whois API, Inc. (whoisxmlapi) is a big data and API company that provides domain research & monitoring, Whois, DNS, IP, and threat intelligence API, data and tools to a variety of industries.

We serve fortunate-500 companies to small companies that include cyber-security companies, corporations within a cyber-security division, government agencies, domain registries and registrars, brand agents, domain brokers and investors, marketing data warehouses, banks, telecoms, online payment processors, law firms, financial institutions and many more.

We are established in Los Angeles since 2010 and has been recognized (in 2016,2017 and 2018) as one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing Top IT Companies. Currently, over half of the threat intelligence companies use our data, including industry giants such as Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, IBM, Symantec, American Express, and RSA Security.

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Enriching IP Blacklists Using a Reverse IP/DNS Database

Every organization faces two kinds of cyber threats daily - "known" and "unknown" ones. Known threats are those that security experts have discovered, often published in blogs and major news outfits with accompanying indicators of compromise (IoCs). Unknown threats, meanwhile, are those that remain hidden to victims and researchers. IoCs for these have yet to be identified and disclosed. more

Beefing Up Third-Party Risk Management with Reverse DNS Search

Most businesses rely on third-party entities to outsource certain functions, save on costs, and strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities. While working with external providers makes perfect business sense, it also poses cyber risks. more

Strengthening Brand Protection with Subdomain Lookups: A Short Study

Threat actors usually ride on a brand's popularity to make phishing campaigns believable. A common approach involves registering typosquatting domains that closely resemble those of the legitimate owners. Yet monitoring typosquatting domains may just be the tip of the iceberg in the fight against phishing. more

Attack Surface Monitoring: Two Ways to Detect Phishing Subdomains

Phishing attacks' success can be partially attributed to threat actors' use of branded domain names, including both legitimate and misspelled variants. It's no wonder, therefore, that blacklisting sites like PhishTank provide users a way to search phishing URLs by target brand. more

Not All VPN Users Are Worth Trusting, a Lesson for Cloud Service Providers

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are widespread; about a third of the Internet population uses them worldwide. Their primary reason? VPN usage touts more secure browsing. more

Gathering Context Around Emotet, Trickbot, and Dridex C&C Servers with Bulk IP Geolocation

Dridex, Trickbot, and Emotet are banking Trojans that have enabled cybercrime groups to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from their victims. These malware have evolved over the years, and just recently, Emotet was seen using stolen attachments to make their spam emails more credible. more

Augmenting Digital Risk Protection with Threat Intelligence Sources

The world continues to produce and consume digital content at an increasingly fast pace across channels - making risk exposure continuously greater in the process. To tackle this problem, digital risk protection allows organizations to address digital risk factors and monitor and reduce their attack surface. more

Threat Intelligence Feeds in the Fight against Insurance-Themed Cyber Attacks

Threat actors are seasoned posers. They often pose as bank employees, police officers, or court officials. A coronavirus-themed campaign even had them posing as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Insurance companies are also increasingly targeted, which can be attributed to the ongoing global health crisis. more

WHOIS History Footprint Tells Us More about the Man Behind the Biggest BLM Scam

In 2018, the biggest scam that banked on the Black Lives Matter movement was exposed. An Australian National Union Workers official named Ian Mackay was allegedly behind the Black Lives Matter Facebook page that garnered more than 700,000 followers and racked over US$100,000 in donations. more

100K+ List of Disposable Email Domains Under Security Analysis

Disposable email addresses are quite widespread and for different reasons. Some people believe that using throwaway or temporary email addresses helps them protect their privacy. Others, however, use these in more questionable endeavors - hence the relevance of monitoring disposable email domains. more

Detecting Possible Domain Generation Algorithm-Related Threats Using Typosquatting Data Feed

Domain generation algorithm (DGA) is used to generate several domain names commonly used for command-and-control (C&C) servers in malware attacks. The logic behind a domain name generation algorithm is quite simple. Instead of hard-coding the domain or IP address into the malware, the malware finds its C&C under a domain with a seemingly random name. more

Subdomain Lookup as Part of Cybersecurity Best Practices

Threat actors are always on the lookout for potential ways into target networks. And although the cybersecurity world has a lot on its radar already, subdomains are entry points that are not always easy to identify and may end up overlooked. more

Using WHOIS History and Other Intelligence Sources for Establishing Potential Attack Surfaces

Cyber attacks can come from practically any angle, and more often than not, it's hard to see them coming without knowing all there is to know about a domain's WHOIS history and connected domain entities. Several aspects come into play in this scenario, one of which is old and forgotten pages on a website. more

DNS Records Lookup of "Walmart Drive-In Movie Theater" Domains Indicates Likely Typosquatting

People may not yet be keen on going to movie theaters due to COVID-19. As such, drive-in movie theaters have become more prominent as these help implement social distancing measures. more

What a WHOIS Registrant Lookup Can Tell about "Kanye West" Newly Registered Domains

Kanye West trended after he announced his plan to run for U.S. president on 4 July 2020. On Twitter, his announcement was liked over 1.1 million times and retweeted more than 500,000 times. Elon Musk was also quick to express his support. more

Host to IP and DNS Analysis of Dozens of Fortnite-Inspired Typosquatting Domains

Captain America arrived on Fortnite in time for the 4th of July celebration. This announcement was big news to the gaming community, with search terms such as "fortnite captain america skin" and "fortnite captain america" significantly rising in popularity on Google in the past week. more

Bulk Domain Lookup of 3,000+ NRDs with "Deal" Word Strings Appearing Days before July 4

The U.S. Independence Day comes with both fireworks and the best deals. On this holiday, retailers usually offer big discounts. At this time when people may opt to shop online, several publications like TechRadar and Business Insider even curated a list of 4th of July deals from different retailers. more

Bulk WHOIS Lookup of Florida SMMC Lookalike Domains Shows Signs of Typosquatting

A bulk whois lookup of domain names similar to the official website of the Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program -- www[.]flmedicaidmanagedcare[.]com -- indicates that a typosquatting event, or a cybersquatting one at the very least, might be at play. more

Hundreds of Election-Related Domain Names Seen as 2020 U.S. Elections Nears

Even as the world continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, essential events just can't be delayed. The U.S. presidential elections will continue to take place on 3 November 2020. more

Upward Trend Seen in "All Lives Matter," "BLM," and "Protest" Domain Registrations

George Floyd passing away while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked several Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests worldwide. The protests started on 26 May, a day after Floyd's death, spanning states and even countries within a few days. more

Punycode Phishing: Internationalized Domain Names Remain a Threat in 2020

Back in 2018, investigative journalist Brian Krebs warned against the nuances of internationalized domain names (IDNs). These domains, which contain non-Latin characters but appear to do so, can be used to create visual confusions that can become particularly handy in executing credible punycode phishing campaigns. more

WhoisXML API Detects Hundreds of Microsoft-Inspired Typo Domains

Microsoft is among the top technology companies globally and so is in critical need of brand protection. The company name already figured in many phishing campaigns, including Microsoft Office 365 that has been abused several times in business email compromise (BEC) scams. more

Typosquatting Data Feed Can Enhance Lloyds Bank's Typosquatting Protection

Typosquatting are among the cybersecurity threats that deserve a closer look in the financial sector. In fact, the early detection of typosquatting domains can help financial institutions maneuver away from cyber risks that could cause much damage. But to what extent is this the case? more

60+ PayPal Potential Typosquatting Domains Detected in the Beginning of June

PayPal is still one of the most imitated brands on the Internet. From 1-8 June 2020, the Typosquatting Data Feed detected a total of 64 PayPal lookalike domains. more

Typosquatting Domains Every AppleID Owner Should Avoid

On 29 April 2020, IBM X-Force warned users of an AppleID typosquatting campaign specifically targeting members of the media sector. We sought to dig deeper into these threats and find other relevant domains and IP addresses that users, regardless of industry, may need to steer clear of. more

Typosquatting Protection: A Look into Instagram-Themed Domain Names

On Instagram's Help Center, there are sections solely dedicated to Intellectual Property. The social media giant also provided avenues for reporting account impersonation and trademark violations. more

Investigating Typo Domains Beyond Credit Suisse's Spying Scandal

In 2019, Credit Suisse was hit by a spying scandal that quickly spiraled into several things - a public confrontation, a resignation, and a death. Iqbal Khan, the bank's former head of wealth management, confronted a private investigator on the streets on 17 September after noticing that someone was following him. more

IP Geolocation Intelligence: An Aid Against Location-Based Threats?

Cybercrime is borderless. Just like marketing teams use location-based targeting to create a deeper connection with customers through content personalization, cybercriminals adjust their attacks to exploit their victims' fears. more

Newly Registered Domains List Show Recent Registrations Continue to Pose Cybersecurity Risks

Analysts and researchers have advised to be wary of newly registered domains (NRDs) for several years. Back in 2019, it was even suggested that 70% of new domain registrations are malicious. We keep identifying many suspicious newly registered domains in our Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains database even today, many of which are related to current world events such as the spread of COVID-19. more

How to Avoid Phishing Campaigns Targeting CARES Act Recipients

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the world continues to suffer dire health and economic consequences. To help, national governments have released funds to support companies and laid-off employees. more

Newly Registered Domains Database Shows Threat Actors Exploit the Need for N95 Masks amid the Pandem

As the coronavirus infection toll continues to rise, many countries are scrambling to get their hands on medical-grade N95 face masks. A commodity that once only served a purpose in specialized sectors such as healthcare has become a premium product demanded by the public. more

Domain and IP Intelligence Checks Following the Launch of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

COVID-19 caught everyone by surprise. No one thought a virus could inflict so much damage to the global economy, but it has. As thousands of businesses closed shop and millions of employees lost their jobs, governments and international organizations alike sought to provide financial assistance to the severely affected. more

Under the Hood of 3M- and 3M Mask-Themed Recently Registered Domains

The rapid spread of COVID-19 had people scrambling to protect themselves. Among different means of protection, besides imposed community quarantines and social-distancing measures, it has been widely recommended to purchase reliable surgical masks and respirators. Mass demand for such products quickly led to a shortage in different parts of the world. more

Domain Intelligence Shows Cybercriminals May Abuse Video-Conferencing Services' Brand Names

As a huge chunk of the world's population is staying at home because of social distancing measures, video-conferencing businesses saw an opportunity to expand their freemium offers. more

Even for Available Domain Names, There Is No Leaving WHOIS History to Chance

A lot of thinking and energy often goes into finding the "best" Internet domain name for a new brand, product, or service. So, isn't it wonderful when the perfect match turns out to be available right away for purchase with any big registrar? more

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

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

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

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

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

How to Maintain Your Website's Network Reachability with DNS Lookup Solutions

If you sometimes lose your temper because a website isn't loading fast enough, you're not alone. Slow websites are not only annoying; the consequences for website owners can also be far-reaching. more

3 Ways a DNS Lookup Tool Can Help Prevent DNS Attacks

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a crucial element of the Internet and a foundation of networking. Every organization going online uses the DNS. more

Getting Rid of Bad Hosts with WHOIS and Reverse IP Lookups

As stewards of the Web, Internet infrastructure providers are often held accountable for ensuring the safety of users. Sadly, the recent spate of high-profile security incidents shows that this is not an easy task. more

How a Passive DNS Database Can Help Improve Cyber Resilience

As cyber-attacks become more robust and sophisticated every day, the world of cybersecurity saw the need to shift. Hence, cyber resilience became the new norm. Cyber resilience bases itself on the fact that cyber risks are no longer just IT risks but also business risks. more

Preventing Media Theft with an IP Geolocation Database

Since time immemorial, entertainment companies always had to contend with content theft. Bootleggers are nothing new in the industry, and their ways have evolved much along with technology. more

Beefing Up Trademark Monitoring with Domain Brand Monitoring Solutions

Thousands of trademark infringement cases get heard every year -- some of which are more unexpected than others. For instance, let's take a look at one that originates in the world of fiction. Like SpongeBob himself and Patrick, the Krusty Krab has been a centerpiece in the "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon series and movies. more

2 Ways Content Filtering With Website Contacts and Categorization Can Help Businesses

The business world has seemingly divided views on content filtering. Some say that the tactic is too restrictive, while others opine that it can help in a lot of ways. Building on the latter perspective, in an age when the Internet has become a breeding ground for almost anything. more

Using Email Validation Tools to Stop Malspam Campaigns in Their Tracks

Melissa, what many consider to be the first malspam campaign, emerged in 1999. Once successfully installed, the "mass-mailing" virus forwarded copies of itself to the first 50 email addresses on a victim's contact list. While the malware wasn't as dangerous as current variants, it could still effectively max out network resources, resulting in downtime. more

How to Build an Attack Profile with WHOIS Database Download as a Starting Point

Fighting cybercrime is a never-ending battle. As threat actors continue to craft different ways to attack and scam their target victims, companies need to build their security arsenals to fight against all kinds of threats. What's more, an effective way to achieve cyber resilience is by getting to know the enemy and build attack profiles. more

Prevent Network Users from Visiting Fake Domains and Settlement Pages with WHOIS Lookups

Typosquatting is a malicious tactic that cyberattackers employ to entrap users who mistype web addresses on their browsers. Often, mistyped domain addresses redirect to copycats of legitimate sites and are owned by threat actors. more

How IP Geolocation Lookups Help Thwart Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks can hit any organization and even derail its operation on a grand scale. Just recently, ISS World, a facility management service provider with clients in more than 70 countries worldwide, released a statement where it mentions being the victim of a malware attack. more

Why Typosquatting Protection Is a Must for Settlement Pages

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal statute that restricts telemarketers from making automated and unsolicited calls as well as sending faxes and messages to people. Affected individuals may choose to file a complaint and collect a minimum of US$500 for each illegal communication received. more

Phishing Attacks Still Haunt Banking Institutions: How Can Domain Reputation Checks Help?

Phishing attacks continue to post an upward trend. Over the years, phishers have improved their methods, using very convincing domains to bait victims into their schemes. more

How to Protect Your Brand with WHOIS-Powered Domain Brand Protection Solutions

Most businesses know the importance of protecting a brand. But, only a few of them understand that protecting their online properties is just as central to their brand-protection strategies. more

Using WHOIS Domain Lookup Tools to Identify Malicious Domains and Prove Misuse

Presumptive conclusion or inference suggests that a piece of evidence is authentic based on other facts recognized by the law. When law enforcement and cybersecurity researchers investigate cases, they come across strong evidence that may be insufficient on their own to implicate a victim or move a case forward. more

Fight Against Phishing: Email Address Verification as a Cybersecurity Process

Phishing keeps making much noise in the realm of cybersecurity, and not in a good way. A majority of cyber attacks start with a phishing email, making the tactic responsible, at least partially, for close to 90% of data breaches. more

How to Avoid IP Spoofing with a Reverse IP Address Lookup Service

IP spoofing is a cyberattack technique that entails using a device or a network to fool users into thinking the attacker is part of a legitimate entity. Often, cybercriminals use this method to access computers in a target network to obtain sensitive information, turn systems into zombies, or launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. more

Online Brand Protection Tips with Domain Brand Protection Software

The more popular a brand is, the more customers buy its products. That same popularity makes it a lucrative target for infringers to sell counterfeits. As such, it has become a must for global brands to use brand protection software to make sure their reputation and consumers do not suffer. more

What Services Should Be Part of Your Domain Brand Protection Strategy?

Gone are the days when a single department in an organization shouldered the responsibility for a company's brand protection strategy. A research paper that discussed the future of online brand protection shows that inter-department involvement, starting with the board's approval and support, down to the implementation of the strategy by different departments, is required. more

The Perils of Typosquatting: The Likely Targets and the Price They Pay

Typosquatting is also known as "URL hijacking," and for good reason. Just as hijackers unlawfully seize a vehicle, typosquatters take over a domain name and use it for malicious activities. more

Domain Squatting Disputes: How WHOIS Lookup Tools Can Help

Reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) can be considered a severe threat to any honest-to-goodness small business or your average website owner. more

Post-GDPR WHOIS Domain Search: Are Cybercrime Investigations More Difficult to Do?

One of the first go-to resources for law enforcers and cybercrime investigators is the WHOIS database. WHOIS domain search tools such as WHOIS Lookup provide rich information about a particular domain name or IP address. more

How to Avoid Fraudulent Classifieds Sites with WHOIS Domain Name Search Tools

When visitors fail to recognize that the site they visit is a fraudulent copy of that of a famous brand, they can expose themselves to cybercrime and other attacks. As part of these attacks, typosquatting is a common technique that hackers use to lure victims. They create websites that very closely resemble that of the brand they are trying to hijack so the victims would not have a clue that it is fake. more

How Domain Reputation API Can Help Detect HTTPS-Protected Phishing Sites

Over the past five years, the Internet has seen the mass migration of websites from HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to its extension, HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a communication protocol that encrypts the data exchanged between sites and user agents. more

How to Avoid Fake Product Support Pages with WHOIS API's Help

Sometimes, seeing several permutations of a famous company's domain names is not just a mere coincidence. Often, these are typosquatting attempts. They are not merely a nuisance, either, because clicking such a URL can have severe effects. more

How to Safeguard Against Domain Look-Alikes with Domain and Brand Monitoring Services

Should organizations need to worry about domain look-alikes? The answer is, unfortunately, yes. Threat actors often impersonate popular brands and domains to lure users into visiting malicious pages and divulging their personally identifiable information (PII). more

Reverse Domain Hijacking and the Use of WHOIS and Domain Brand Monitoring Tools

In a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) case, the complainant usually has to prove three elements to win. Failing to satisfy these evidentiary requirements can render the case not only null and void, but the panel may also consider it as a reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) instance. more

Addressing Cybersquatting Dangers Using Brand Alert API and WHOIS Lookup

While other organizations also hear Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the largest. more

Fake Airline Ticket Scams: Domain Spoofing and Other Red Flags

The holidays are a bustling time for businesses and, unfortunately, fraudsters too. Travel fraud is rife in the lead up to the festivities, with airline ticket scams taking center stage. According to a report by The Street, airlines lose US$2.4–4.8 billion yearly due to false bookings. Consumers, meanwhile, lose US$283–588 per transaction. more

Take Brand Protection Up a Notch with Domain Research and Monitoring Tools

Cybersquatting is likely one of the oldest digital threats out there, but somehow, it still works. The first cybersquatting case filed after the implementation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) involved the domain worldwrestlingfederation[.]com. more

Mitigating Phishing Attacks on Cloud/File Storage Services through Domain Reputation API

Moving more workloads to the cloud has become a top priority for enterprises. Some 96% of organizations are, in fact, already using cloud computing in one or more areas of their business. Cloud computing benefits enterprises in many ways, but perhaps the driving force behind the increased cloud adoption is this: Organizations that use cloud services grow faster. more

Taking a Closer Look at Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) with WHOIS Search and Brand Monitor

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recorded a 12% increase in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases filed in 2018. In fact, WIPO saw a total of 3,447 cases that covered 5,655 domain names. What this implies... more

Legal Services as a Phishing Target: How Domain Reputation Checks Can Help

The legal sector has become a favored target of phishing campaigns. 80% of law firms reportedly received phishing emails in 2018. And in 2017, the success of these phishing campaigns was 300% higher than in 2016. more

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: What It Is and How to Avoid It through a Domain Availability Check

Deciding on a domain name is both an exciting and challenging task that every website owner must undertake. A good domain name must sound interesting and be easy to remember while echoing the nature of the business. more

The Need for Email Address Verification in Light of Subpoena-Themed Phishing Attacks

At the most basic level, the Internet consists of interconnected networks that communicate using standard protocols such as the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and the Domain Name System (DNS). As such, it is built on trust or an honor system – trust that routing requests received from another network are valid, and the traffic sent in response to requests is legitimate. more

How Threat Intelligence Software Can Help Prevent Breaches Caused by Server Misconfigurations

Early this month, the Gekko Group, an AccorHotels subsidiary erroneously uploaded more than 1TB of confidential information on a publicly accessible cloud-based server. This error led to the exposure of tons of data owned by its partner hotels' clients, travel agencies, and customers. more

The Louisiana State Ransomware Attack: Enhancing Cyberdefense with Reverse IP Address Lookup

An attempted ransomware attack on some Louisiana state servers caused the state's cybersecurity team to shut down their IT systems and websites. Governor John Bel Edwards, however, emphasized that not all of the state's servers were affected. more

The Orvis.com Data Leak: A Short Investigation Using WHOIS Information

On November 11, news about the massive data exposure of the clients of Orvis, a 163-year-old retailer, made headlines. Some of the company's login credentials were posted online... With over 80 retail stores, 10 outlets, and hundreds of independent dealers worldwide, we believe potential attackers could get their hands on millions of customer data. more

Investigating Domain Abuse Complaints with Brand Monitoring Software

Cybersquatters can pose severe risks for brands, so it's good news when a company wins against them. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) recently won its case in a domain dispute for TrueDetective.com. The titular show has a huge cult following, which explains why someone may want to leverage a domain name around it. more

How Reverse WHOIS Search Can Help Protect Against MegaCortex and Other Ransomware

Earlier this week, a new variant of MegaCortex ransomware was found encrypting files and changing victims' passwords on Windows-based computers. Victims who fail to pay the ransom were as usual threatened that their personal data would be released. How does the attack work? more

The Web.com Data Breach: A Quick Investigation with Domain Reputation Lookup

On 16 October, Web.com – the world's oldest domain name provider and owner of Network Solutions, NameSecure, and Register.com – disclosed a major breach resulting in the leakage of its customers' personally identifiable information (PII). more

Do Security Service Providers Need Their Own Data Scientists?

In a world where society is driven by information, data science has gained solid ground over the past years for its ability to separate the wheat from the chaff. Its predictive power is now being explored in the context of cybersecurity. After all, efficient threat protection requires gathering and interpreting the enormous amounts of traffic generated to and from one's network. more

SOAR Versus SIEM: The Fundamental Differences

Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) and security information and event management (SIEM) tools share several components and so most security operations teams use the terms interchangeably. more

Being Cybersecure Is Not Enough, Become Cyber-Resilient Instead

Technology, for its immense evolution, has now become a significant driver of the economy – both digital and global. Along with developments and innovations such as cloud-based computing and Internet-connected mobile devices, however, cybercrime lurks in the shadows. more

Can Security Analytics Combat Digital Fraud with IP and Domain Name Monitoring?

For several years, digital security relied on a simple strategy – gain insight from past events, learn from them, and base security protection accordingly. more

Alleviating the Constant Clash Between DevSecOps and DevOps Teams

One of the main struggles of organizations is streamlining processes through cost-effective means. This problem is adequately addressed by DevOps, a set of processes that aims to unify development and operations. more

Moving from the Castle-and-Moat to the Zero-Trust Model

The traditional notion of the security perimeter is growing increasingly problematic in the wake of highly publicized attacks. The perimeter is becoming nonexistent, as cloud-based infrastructures replace legacy systems. more

What to Look for in Digital Forensics and Incident Response Experts

While it's true that the lines between cybersecurity roles have become blurred, some have more significant barriers to entry. The field of digital forensics and incident response (DFIR), in particular, is an altogether different beast. more

Why IT Security and DevOps Teams Are Often at Odds

Achieving an ideal organizational network means seamless development, operations, and security. Knowing and achieving that, however, is a great challenge. more

Mitigation and Remediation: Where Threat Intelligence Fits In

Mitigation and remediation are two words thrown around a lot in cybersecurity, often, interchangeably. While there exists a stark contrast between one and the other, both play a crucial role in security service providers' risk-related decisions. more

4 Cybersecurity Jobs Created in Response to Evolving Threats

Emerging malicious threats are driving the demand for new cybersecurity experts. The rise of ransomware and machine learning (ML)-driven attacks underscores the importance of having the capability to track and prepare to combat such threats. In response, the profession had to adapt quickly by employing staff with the necessary offensive and defensive skills. more

Carpet-Bombing Attacks: A Rising Threat to ISPs

News of a South African ISP's two-day outage sent the industry abuzz last month, highlighting the need for improved distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack mitigation. more

How Threat Intelligence Prevents Nameserver Takeovers and Their Far-Reaching Damage

In an ideal world, administrators should never run across threats to their web properties. However, human errors and vulnerabilities inevitably get in the way of cybersafety. Managed Domain Name System (DNS) providers, registrars, and services can sometimes put users at immense risk as well. more

Information Rights Management or User Access Management, Which One Is Better?

The current security landscape calls for intensive monitoring and analysis to effectively identify possible threats to applications, systems, and infrastructure. With millions of threats discovered monthly, security experts must revamp and update their cybersecurity measures and tools. more

Blacklisting or Whitelisting, Which Is Better?

Organizations in the cybersecurity industry must make crucial decisions to ensure they do the job right. One of these decisions includes whether to use blacklisting or whitelisting. more

Online Streaming: Boon or Bane to the Media Industry and Digital Rights Management?

Copyright infringement laws have become less effective due to the ease of sharing content over the Web. Music streaming services, for example, have increased music consumption and the overall industry revenue, but it also has lessened album sales and song downloads. more

Why Companies Should Strive to Stay on Google's Good Side

Imagine that your registrar informs you the domain you've been eyeing would soon become available for purchase. That's good news. However, your security adviser told you to make sure a domain is threat-free before you buy it. more

Can Domain Blacklisting Be Avoided?

If we're to sum up what any domain owner would want to avoid, it would be ending up in anyone's blacklist. Domain blacklisting has detrimental consequences for any business. Actually, it can have the same or similar negative brand effects as you'd see in the aftermath of a data breach or PR incident. more

How to Stay Safe Against DNS-Based Attacks

The Domain Name System (DNS) plays an essential role in resolving IP addresses and hostnames. For organizations, it ensures that users reach the proper sites, servers, and applications. While it's a fundamental base for a functioning Web, the problem is that this system can easily be abused. more

Procuring Digital Evidence for Reverse Domain Hijacking Case with Domain Research & Monitoring Tools

Reverse domain name hijacking is a shady practice that some individuals and organizations carry out. It occurs when a trademark owner makes false claims in an attempt to gain control of a domain that someone else owns. more

The Importance of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Experts in the realm of cybersecurity are continually trying to keep up with the changes in the threat landscape. Even with advanced tools on hand, any IT security professional knows that a data breach can happen at any time. more

IP Geolocation: Improving Data Loss Prevention in Virtual Environments through Geofencing

Each day, threat actors search for targets whose assets they can compromise for personal gain. Their attacks often use exploit kits that can find gaps in networks that they use to infiltrate and compromise vulnerable systems and applications. more

Thoughts and Recommendations on Addressing Vulnerability Exploitation

Cybercriminals aren't always as creative as we think they are. There is a myth about them having a never-ending supply of techniques and tricks up their sleeves. However, many can't be considered as innovators in their shady field. more

Can IP Geolocation Contribute to Detecting Online Credit Card Fraud?

The problem of credit card fraud is not set to be resolved anytime soon. On the one hand, detecting and preventing the artifice is one of the most challenging aspects of e-commerce. more

Is Blocking via IP Geolocation the Answer to Preventing DDoS Attacks?

If there's anything we learned about the threat landscape, it's that none of us are safe from malicious actors. Becoming a victim is not a matter of "if" but "when." Enterprises are now aware that the thought of being "too big to fail" is no longer applicable. more

Common Threats That Can Be Overcome by Email Verification

One of the most effective and prevalent ways to reach someone in today's business world remains email. With billions of users worldwide, it is the backbone of business communications. more

How IP Netblocks Data Can Enrich SIEM Software

There's no denying the fact that many enterprises worldwide use security information and event management (SIEM) software. These products collect, analyze, and create reports on cybersecurity data from the range of systems an organization uses. Some SIEM programs are even capable of stopping attacks in progress as soon as these are detected. more

Domain & IP Intelligence: An Advantage to Managed Detection and Response

Outsourcing may not always have had the best connotation. In the context of cybersecurity, however, the activity is a vital one and often even the only real alternative for many small- and medium-sized organizations. more

How to Address Blended Threats with Domain Data

Fighting off individual threats is challenging enough, but things get complicated, and the results more damaging when organizations face blended threats. The practice of combining security threats such as malware and attack vectors confounds if not overwhelms victims, making them easy prey. more

Website Categorization: Enhancing URL Filtering for MSSPs

Although the Internet offers many opportunities, it also comes with a wide variety of issues. Cybercrime is rampant, and not knowing how to navigate the Web safely can lead to severe consequences. Phishing is one of the top concerns for enterprises. And managed security service providers (MSSPs) have decided that URL filtering is one way to resolve the issue. more

Should Cybersecurity Teams Consider Next-Generation Firewalls?

Cyber attacks and hacking methodologies are growing in complexity over time. This concern has led many enterprises to look toward more advanced capabilities to enhance their cybersecurity. One solution they have found is utilizing next-generation firewalls. more

How Website Categorization Technology Can Assist MDR Teams

The threat landscape is more complicated than it was before. Many organizations are thus starting to weigh their options on how to protect their data best. Amid the persistent cybersecurity skills shortage, companies are wondering if they should turn to outsourced services. more

Can Website Categorization Support Fraud Monitoring?

Detecting and preventing fraud have become in-demand over the years. As such, expectations from fraud solution providers have gone up as well. more

The Growing Need for Managed Detection and Response Services

A recent prediction from Cybersecurity Ventures states that the cybersecurity sector is going to have as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions by the year 2021. That is why managed detection and response (MDR) services are now more important than ever. more

Fraud Protection Measures Against Malicious New Domains

Many domain names are registered each day and so become part of the Domain Name System (DNS). In fact, research shows that at least two new registrations are seen per second. Although most of these are done for commercial and other legitimate purposes, not everyone who registers a domain has good intentions. more

How SIEM Vendors Can Reduce False Positives from Their Products

Organizations operating a security information and event management (SIEM) solution are struggling with one of the biggest problems in cybersecurity today: false positives. more

Why Suspicious Email Addresses Must be Verified

Has the world moved on from email marketing? Some might think that email has got nearly obsolete with the rise of social media channels and all the buzz about virtual reality, machine learning, and chatbots that abound. more

Gaining Transparency Across the Web with a Bulk WHOIS API

In this article, let's take a look at several use cases for the API and talk about why you should start employing it today. more

Why Organizations Should Care about Threat Intelligence Today

Threat intelligence is the cornerstone of a mature cybersecurity plan. Staying abreast of the emerging threats and knowing where and when your adversaries are about to strike is a crucial aspect in building organizational cyber defenses. more

WHOIS Database Download Services in Theory and Practice

Let's start this post on WHOIS database download services with a story. Meet James, a businessman who has just taken an important step in developing the digital presence for his small business by registering a domain name. more

Why You Should Pick the Best WHOIS Database Download to Safeguard PII

Data, due to increased accessibility and interconnection, has been making the World Wide Web go round. Without your log-in credentials, you can't check your email, see what your friends and family are up to on social media, listen to music or watch movies and your favorite shows on streaming services, book a ride, shop for groceries, or do online transactions. more

Reverse WHOIS: A Powerful Process in Cybersecurity

The future continues to look bleak as the total amount lost to cybercrime is expected to keep growing. It will, in addition, put incentives for innovation and investment at risk, making cybercrime more profitable than ever. more

5 Reasons Why Businesses Must Do Email Verification

Everything important in business needs to be adequately maintained for effective long-term operations. This includes relationships with customers, employees, and partners as well as IT systems and equipment. more

IP Geolocation: How to Locate and Stop Phishing Threats

The web has made the world a smaller place by reducing the relevance of location. How so? Anyone, no matter where they are, can now reach out to anyone else with useful information ranging from breaking news events to commercial proposals. more

Cybercrime Innovation: Tackling Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities

What keeps CISOs up at night? For hundreds of senior company leaders across countries and industries, the steady growth of cybercrime is one of their biggest concerns. Consequently, organizations spend more money than ever to mitigate the risks and consequences of data breaches, despite a new wave of attacks being on its way as we speak. more

Threat Intelligence: Understanding Adversaries and Threats

This quote from The Art of War could not be more relevant when we think of today's digital battlefield: "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." more

SSL Configuration Analysis: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

Anyone interested in starting doing business online should have a few essential things ready before rushing head-on, including a memorable name and a potentially profitable business model. more

The Roots of WHOIS and Its Applications: 3 Fundamental Questions

Journalists, brand specialists, cybersecurity researchers... Everyone wants answers on who does what online, so where can you get the clues you seek? WHOIS data, alongside its databases and related products, can help you find out who's behind the most notorious websites - and possibly the shadiest ones as well. more

Why Your Company Needs to Use Cybersecure IP Geolocation APIs

All entrepreneurs typically have a single goal in mind - ensuring their company's success -- and that means reaching and getting as many customers as possible. Nowadays, that translates to taking advantage of the data that GPS-enabled devices provides. more

3 Ways to Combat Phishing in 2019

Just when we thought that phishing has run out of its bag of tricks, hackers are changing their tactics. Whereas before the attacks could be generalized and random, this time, they are more targeted, tailored, and personal. What are crooks up to? more

Domain Research and Monitoring: Keeping an Eye on the Web for You

Maintaining an online presence isn't as simple as choosing a name, putting it up, and waiting until things turn out well. Once you're out there, you have to keep an eye on your domain and what's happening around because not doing so could put you at a disadvantage or even in danger. more

How the Best IP Geolocation API Can Support Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity is pretty much a game of "hide and seek" - cybercriminals hide, cybersecurity teams seek -- and the damage is often based on how long the perpetrators are able to continue their attacks without being found. more

WHOIS History API: Powering Domain Investigations

The Internet is like a beach - you will most likely leave behind footprints while you are there. And these impressions can be traced back to whoever left them. The same is true with domain ownership. That website name you plan to launch your next venture on? Its domain may have a history of its own. more

The Era of Malware: 3 Techniques to Detect and Stay Protected

A while back, creating malicious software was sort of a hobby for programmers. It was hardly ever used to make money, but more of a way to show off what one can do with a computer. more

Domain Reputation API: Scoring High Points for Deliverability and Security

As scary as it may seem, everyone is a target on the Web. Worse, your susceptibility to cyber attacks, when not promptly addressed, marks you not just as a target but can even lead others to consider you as a threat. more

4 Professions Leveraging WHOIS to Stay Ahead

Who are the entities behind the domains on the Web? This question has nothing to do with stalking but is critical for various business activities. Domainers, for instance, want this information to negotiate lucrative purchases while journalists might need it to set up interviews or get leads during investigations. more

A Quick Guide to Understanding IP Geolocation API

Do you know where your online customers are? Can you tell whether the right users in your network are all authorized to access its content? Are you able to detect and block suspicious traffic and devices? more

A Snapshot of the Fundamentals of Threat Hunting

Like it or not but the face of cybersecurity has changed over the past few years and while conventional approach has taken a back seat lately, non-traditional methods are coming to the rescue. more

Cybersecurity on the Clock: How to Run More Timely and Efficient Operations

A career as an information security analyst is one of the top technology jobs nowadays and for a good reason. Billions of dollars are spent every year to fight cybercrime, and companies are now willing to pay top rates for the best talent available. more

Marketing and Media Teams Can Streamline Their Services With WHOIS Databases

The world of marketing and media isn't a walk in the park. The teams working in those departments are always on the move continually looking for ways to improve their strategies. A WHOIS database can prove useful for them in many ways. Read on to find out how. more

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