Category Archives: Cybercrime

DDoS Attacks Increase by 151% in First Half of 2020 : Neustar

[news release] Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, Wednesday released its latest cyberthreats and trends report which identifies significant shifts in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack patterns in the first half of 2020. Neustar’s Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019.

Continue reading DDoS Attacks Increase by 151% in First Half of 2020 : Neustar

Current approaches to terrorist and violent extremist content among the global top 50 online content-sharing services

OECD logo

This report provides an overview of the policies and procedures for addressing terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) across the global top 50 online content sharing services, with a focus on transparency. It finds that only five of the 50 services issue transparency reports specifically about TVEC, and these five services take different approaches in their reports.

Continue reading Current approaches to terrorist and violent extremist content among the global top 50 online content-sharing services

Digital Citizens Raises Alarm At Ease Of Registering Scam Domain Names

A three-month investigation by the U.S.-based Digital Citizens Alliance claims “little to no effort is made to police domains whose sole purpose would be to scam, endanger those most vulnerable or entice those seeking dangerous drugs.

Continue reading Digital Citizens Raises Alarm At Ease Of Registering Scam Domain Names

CIRA Opposes Blocking Order In Canadian Piracy Case, Warning Of Dangers

CIRA, the .ca registry, has filed an intervention in a Canadian pirate site blocking appeal, along with a Canadian public interest technology law clinic, according to a report in TorrentFreak this week.

Continue reading CIRA Opposes Blocking Order In Canadian Piracy Case, Warning Of Dangers

FBI Sees Rise In Online Shopping Scams Using New gTLDs And WHOIS Privacy

The FBI has reported this week it was seeing an increasing number of consumers not receiving items purchased from websites, according to complaints they have received. The websites are offering low prices on items such as gym equipment, small appliances, tools and furniture. And the FBI has found domain names being used are not .com, but rather the fraudulent websites are using new gTLDs like .club and .top.

Continue reading FBI Sees Rise In Online Shopping Scams Using New gTLDs And WHOIS Privacy

InternetNZ and CERT NZ Collaborate To Make New Zealand’s Internet Safer

InternetNZ has moved to make New Zealand’s internet a little safer with their announcement Tuesday their security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed.

Continue reading InternetNZ and CERT NZ Collaborate To Make New Zealand’s Internet Safer

Cybercriminals Resume Operations In Q2 After Q1 Lull: Spamhaus

The first quarter of 2020 saw a decrease in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the Spamhaus research team, but in the second quarter they were back to levels typically seen in 2019.

Continue reading Cybercriminals Resume Operations In Q2 After Q1 Lull: Spamhaus