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August 2022: Student Loan Cancellations, American Football Season, Natural Disasters Around the World, and Six Months into the Ukraine-Russia War

Our team monitored the DNS for registration activities related to some of the most trending and pressing issues in August, ranging from sports to global disasters. An overview for each trend is below.

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June-July 2022: Pride Month, Economic Recession, Abortion Laws, and the Stock Market

We monitored the DNS for activities related to some of the top events and pressing issues in June and July 2022. Check out the overview below, and feel free to download the dedicated threat reports where available.

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Orchestrating Open Source Software and WHOIS Newly Registered Domain data feeds to fight the typosquatting plague

Typosquatting and related types of cyber threats, such as domain squatting, phishing campaigns, IDN homoglyph attacks, etc., cause significant harm and incur financial loss, so it is vital to be vigilant and fight against these malicious threats. 

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Q2 2022: Seasonal Domain Registrations, Persistent Online Shopping Dangers, Burgeoning NFT Cybersquatting, and the Russia-Ukraine War

We rounded up some of the most significant events and trends in the second quarter of 2022 that we observed coinciding with domain registration and DNS activities. An overview of these highlights is presented below.

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20 Questions WHOIS Data Can Help Answer

Aside from the most obvious and common WHOIS data use case—determining “who is” behind a domain—each WHOIS record can help reveal more details about a domain.

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June 2022: Monkeypox Outbreak, Never-Ending Fashion Brand Counterfeiting, and Online Shopping Dangers

We detected noteworthy domain registration and Domain Name System (DNS) activity connected to some of the current events in May 2022, along with age-old targets of cybercriminal activities. We provided an overview for three of these items below. You may download relevant threat reports where available.

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Jonathan Zhang, WhoisXML API: “DNS abuse instances are among the top threats we see when monitoring domain and DNS activity”

While the world is facing major crises of the century, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation and are rapidly setting digital traps in numerous creative ways. Cyberattacks affect not only individuals but also organizations and governments, begging for top-notch tools to help combat the threats. 

The Cybernews team has invited Jonathan Zhang, the CEO of WhoisXML API, an Internet and security data aggregator, to discuss the importance of data and the current situation in the cybersecurity field. 

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May 2022: Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Mother’s Day Celebration, the Return of Operation Dream Job, and NFT Mania

We detected significant domain and DNS activity relevant to some of the top current events seen in April 2022. Check out the overview below, and feel free to download the dedicated threat reports where available.

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