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Could the LGBTQ Community Be a Target of Internet Threat Actors?

Pride month is celebrated worldwide. While it's meant to be a time of celebration for members of the LGBTQ community and their families and supporters, its popularity has also made it a possible target of cyber threats. In this post, we look at potentially dangerous Internet properties that have been registered both recently and over the years. more

WhoisXML API Upgraded Its Web Categorization Engine

Web categorization engines and related tools are built to help organizations classify websites they do business or generally interact with. WhoisXML API's Website Categorization API and Website Categorization Lookup used to classify websites into 25 possible categories. more

A Glimpse of Big Telcos' Domains and Subdomains Footprints

Telecommunications companies are a favored cyberattack target. After all, telcos build, control, and operate critical infrastructure that almost everyone uses to communicate. They also store large amounts of sensitive data that could easily be exploited when falling into the wrong hands. more

Hidden Botnet C&C on Legitimate Infrastructure? The Case of 000webhostapp[.]com

Threats can come from anywhere, even from legitimate hosting infrastructure. In fact, many cybercriminals often host their command-and-control (C&C) servers in known hosting providers' networks, sometimes those that offer bulletproof hosting services, to evade detection and consequent blocking. more

A Deep Dive into Known Magecart IoCs: What Are the Connected Internet Properties?

Magecart-style attacks have been around for a while and continue to be mentioned in the news in 2021. We found and collected a list of 20 domain names that have been mentioned in the past months on VirusTotal as Magecart indicators of compromise (IoCs). more

A List of Potential Attack Artifacts for the Top 3 Phished Brands in 2020

In a recent study INKY subjected around 657 million emails in 2020 and found almost 5 million phishing campaigns, more than 590,000 of which were brand impersonations. It then came up with a list of the top 25 most phished brands in a 2021 report. more

A Look at Recent Attacks on K-12 Distance Learning Providers Using Domain Intelligence

As early as December of last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) received reports of several cyber attacks targeting K-12 distance learning institutions. more

How to Monitor IP Netblocks for Possible Targeted Attacks

A couple of weeks back, a security researcher alerted his LinkedIn contacts about possibly ongoing targeted attacks stemming from the Iranian subnet 194[.]147[.]140[.]x. He advised cybersecurity specialists to watch out for subnets that may be threatful and consider blocking them. This post encouraged us to look into the subnets and details our findings using IP Netblocks WHOIS Database. more

Blind Eagle Targeted Attack: Using Threat Intelligence Tools for IoC Analysis and Expansion

Blind Eagle is a South American threat actor group believed to be behind APT-C-36 and that has been active since at least 2018. It primarily targets Colombian government institutions and large corporations in the financial, petroleum, and professional manufacturing industries. more

QAnon and 8Chan Digital Footprint Analysis and Investigation Expansion

In October, Brian Krebs reported that several websites related to 8Chan and QAnon went offline, albeit only briefly. That happened when the entity protecting them from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, CNServers LLC, terminated its service to hundreds of Spartan Host IP addresses... more