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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

Domains Are a Critical Component of Your Enterprise Risk Management

A recent report "Domain Security: A Critical Component of Enterprise Risk Management" published by the Interisle Consulting Group highlights why domain security should be a critical component of enterprise risk management, a proposal that resonates closely with what we at CSC advocate. more

Are There More Properties Connected to the Pareto Botnet?

The Pareto botnet, known for using almost a million infected Android devices to spoof people seemingly watching ads on smart TVs, was reportedly taken down recently through the collaboration of industry players, notably Roku and Google. 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

Return on Investment: Proving That Protection Pays

Brand protection costs money and requires a big investment of time and effort. Because of that, brand owners are tasked with proving to management that the return on investment is worth it when working with an external service provider. more

Top Music Streaming Services: What's Their Potential Domains & Subdomains Attack Surface?

Content streaming services are no stranger to cyberattacks, and the recent Spotify squatting campaign reported by IBM X-Force Exchange is proof of that. Spotify, however, is not alone on the boat, as many other streaming services have fallen prey to attacks over the years. more

More from DarkSide? We Ran an Analysis of Additional Identified Artifacts

On 14 May 2021, Analyst1 security researchers released a detailed report on the DarkSide cybercriminal gang, which is believed to be responsible for ransomware attacks targeting the Colonial Pipeline. Part of the report was several indicators of compromise (IoCs), specifically 41 malware hashes, two domains, and three IP addresses. more

Internet Threats Go Viral – Companies Must React to Keep Brands Secure

The year 2020 saw a marked increase in fraudulent domain registrations, phishing attacks, hacks and hijacking attempts, as well as the sale of counterfeit goods. Companies must protect themselves from revenue and reputation losses, as well as the risks of data breaches -- and not just react to the new face of commerce. more

ZeuS, Still Alive and Kicking in the Form of Jabber ZeuS?

ZeuS malware traces its origin as far back as 2006, when it was used to steal victims' online banking credentials. In 2011, its source code was leaked on a file-sharing site and quickly spread throughout various underground fora. more

SideWinder DNS Blackholes Uncovered with Threat Intelligence Platform

A Domain Name System (DNS) blackhole is essentially a DNS server that gives false results for domain names. Also known as a "sinkhole server," an "Internet sinkhole," or a "DNS sinkhole," threat actors sometimes use DNS blackholes to redirect users to potentially harmful sites or pages. more