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Security / Industry Updates

The State of Phishing

Over the last three years, the Anti-Phishing Working Group's semiannual Global Phishing Survey has become a widely cited source of information about the state of phishing and its place in the Internet landscape. Afilias' Director of Domain Security, Greg Aaron, has been co-authoring these reports with Rod Rasmussen of Internet Identity, with the goal to show the community what phishers are doing and how anti-abuse measures are effective. more»

Web Server 911: Wikipedia SNAFU Indicates Need for DNS Monitoring and Failover

On March 24, online encyclopedia giant Wikipedia went offline for more than 2 hours because of an overheating problem in one of their data centers. Even though they had had a DNS failover procedure, it was broken. The result: millions of users could not access Wikipedia for hours. more»

Preventing Your DNS Account from Being Hacked

Recent years have brought a plague of attacks targeting your ability to do business online. Whether in the form of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), spam, phishing, or Facebook and Twitter scams. Likely the most disturbing issue for e-commerce organizations has been the growing prevalence of DDoS attacks waged to interrupt their business, or worse, to extort money. more»

MarkMonitor Year in Review Report: How Escalating Online Brand Abuse is Used to Monetize Web Traffic

The report reveals the total number of phishing attacks was at an all-time high, with attacks targeting social network sites increasing to represent two percent of all phish attacks in 2009. The report spotlights the techniques and scams used by fraudsters and cybercriminals to monetize web traffic using well-known brands as the lure. more»

.ORG to Fully Deploy DNSSEC in June

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announces plans to complete the final step to realizing full DNSSEC deployment in the .ORG registry by accepting second level signed .ORG zones beginning in June of 2010. This positions .ORG as the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more»

The GLOBE Program Chooses Dyn Inc.'s Dynect Platform to Deploy DNSSEC per Federal OMB Mandate

Dyn Inc. announces that The GLOBE Program, a .gov domain, chooses the Dynect Platform to implement the DNSSEC mandate made by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). more»

MarkMonitor Sets New Standard in Brand Protection with Site Staydown Service

MarkMonitor announces the availability of its Site Staydown Service, a new brand protection option designed to help brand owners shut down fraudulent websites and prevent counterfeit and pirated goods from reaching consumers. more»

ICANN and Cybersecurity: Hot Topics at The First Ever .ORG Forum

As we head into 2010, it's no secret that the issues of security and the prevention of internet identity theft in all its forms are of critical importance. .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, was honored to host the First .ORG Forum in Washington, D.C. more»

Neustar Implements DNS Security Extensions in the .US Registry

Neustar, Inc. announced today that it has implemented Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .US country-code top level domain registry. The technology uses public key cryptography and digital signatures to protect the Domain Name System (DNS) from attacks that hijack and redirect domain name requests. more»

Neustar Launches Initiative to Enhance DNS With Faster, More Secure Updates

Neustar, Inc. and OpenDNS today announced the implementation of a Neustar-sponsored initiative that will provide near-real time updating of the Domain Name System (DNS) across the Internet, utilizing Neustar databases to form the DNS Real-time Directory. more»