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On Your Marks … Olympic-Related Domain Trends

With the Olympics underway in Tokyo, CSC has taken the opportunity to analyze domain name registrations that include Olympic-related terms. The following three data sets show that cybersquatters are using the domain name channel to perpetrate fraudulent activity against worldwide brands. more

The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Tandem's Effects on Domain and Subdomain Registrations

It has been months after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office as president and vice president of the U.S., respectively. And since that time, they were naturally featured in most news outlets. What we wanted to know, though, is how all the attention has been affecting the domain registration world. 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

WhoisXML API Enriches Its DNS Database Download Capabilities

WhoisXML API's repository of historical Domain Name System (DNS) lookup records continues to grow in volume and coverage. The DNS database download service has recently been expanded to now include six types of DNS databases. more

Examining Domain Name Brand Protection Strategies, Risk Management Using Arbitration Data (Report)

Our latest report examines a decade of domain case data from Darts-ip against the global Domain Name System (DNS). We identify trends in arbitration activity levels through our data-driven analysis, analyze key metrics to inform successful defensive registration strategies, and highlight threats according to their risk factors. 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

Why Are Seemingly Intranet Pages Exposed on the Internet?

Intranets are by definition meant for internal use only -- employee communication, content management, and the like. They are part of the Deep Web where search engines can't index sites, and unauthorized people shouldn't be able to access them. 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

What Are the Common Forms of Bulk Domain & Typosquatting Registrations?

Typosquatting can enable a variety of cyber threats that include but are not limited to phishing, malware-enabled attacks, and vulnerability exploitation. In a nutshell, the attackers can rely on the technique to mimic legitimate solution and service providers' domains to trick users into thinking they are getting update notifications from their vendors, for example, when they are actually not. more