Understanding and Securing Your DNS Records with a DNS History Lookup Resource

Understanding and Securing Your DNS Records with a DNS History Lookup Resource

The Domain Name System (DNS) is commonly abused because successfully attacking it reaps great rewards for threat actors and cybercriminals. Domain hijacking, for instance, can allow attackers to siphon off personally identifiable information (PII) and confidential corporate data from compromised domains. And since not all security solutions and technologies monitor DNS packets, threat actors can exploit this to infiltrate target networks.

Not all is lost, however, as regularly checking your DNS records for anomalies is an excellent proactive security measure. A DNS history lookup resource such as DNS Database Download can provide you with actionable threat intelligence.

How MSSPs Can Enhance Network Resilience with the Help of Domain Name History Records

How MSSPs Can Enhance Network Resilience with the Help of Domain Name History Records

Threat management has grown increasingly complex for most organizations — with more endpoints to secure, new compliance pressures to face, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) to monitor. As a result, several organizations have opted to modify their approach to network security by enlisting the help of managed security service providers (MSSPs).

MSSPs combine different approaches to enhance network reliability, ranging from unified threat management (UTM) to threat intelligence analysis. The majority also implement business continuity (BC) solutions, which are especially crucial in the wake of recent global cyberattacks. To facilitate their programs, they incorporate various tools into their security systems, including traditional firewalls, traffic logs, cyber forensic solutions, and threat data feeds.

Avoid Ties to Malicious Activity by Knowing the History of a Domain’s Ownership

Avoid Ties to Malicious Activity by Knowing the History of a Domain’s Ownership

While search engine optimization (SEO) experts often advise first-time site owners to use an old domain to gain instant authority on the Web, security professionals would caution that the practice can be risky.

That said, we do think there’s a way for site owners to enjoy the benefits of using old domains with as few risks as possible. In this post, we’ll tell you how knowing the history of a domain’s ownership by using tools like WHOIS History Search can help. But first, let’s take a look at why cybersecurity specialists may have reservations about using old or expired domains.

DNS Hijacking Perils: How to Address Threats Like the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign with DNS & IP Lookup

DNS Hijacking Perils: How to Address Threats Like the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign with DNS & IP Lookup

Cyber attackers continuously enhance their tools, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) to remain undetected for as long as they can while in their targets’ networks. Despite the increased sophistication of attacks, however, old techniques die hard and keep causing extensive damage. Case in point: Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking remains a favored attack type among threat actors.

This post provides reasons why cybercriminals never seem to get tired of launching DNS hijacking attacks. We also take a close look at how cyberspies hijacked entire nations’ domains and provide recommendations to potential targets, notably through the use of tools like DNS Lookup API and IP Geolocation API, so they can avoid the same fate as the victims of the Sea Turtle Cyberespionage Campaign.

8 Alarming Cyber Attacks That Made Corporates Go Bonkers In The Last Ten Years: A Decade In Review

8 Alarming Cyber Attacks That Made Corporates Go Bonkers In The Last Ten Years: A Decade In Review!

If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.”
Former American Govt. Official Richard A. Clarke

This statement might evoke sarcasm, but is apt in the contemporary vulnerable cyberspace that’s full of hackers with malicious purposes. The tech-driven economy has made it mandatory for big corporates, as well as small businesses, to leverage digital solutions, but breaches and cybercrimes have become a sheer nightmare for them.


Uncovering Criminal Bulk Registration Activities with Bulk Domain Name Checkers

Uncovering Criminal Bulk Registration Activities with Bulk Domain Name Checkers

To propagate cyberattacks, threat actors use domain generating algorithm (DGA) as an evasion tactic. This algorithm, executed through various subroutines, involves switching or dropping thousands of domains in seconds.

The relative ease with which cybercriminals can purchase domains in bulk makes it possible for them to accomplish DGA-enabled attacks. Dirt-cheap prices and lack of identity verification enable hackers to own domains while also staying anonymous.

The Equifax Settlement Case: Shielding Financial Service Customers from Phishing with Domain Research Monitoring

The Equifax Settlement Case: Shielding Financial Service Customers from Phishing with Domain Research Monitoring

Data breaches continue to plague organizations today. In the first six months of 2019 alone, 3,813 data breaches were recorded, exposing more than 4.1 billion records. This figure translates to more than a 50% increase in victim volume over the past four years. Worse still, three of these recently recorded data breaches made it to the all-time list of top incidents.

Of all these unfortunate events, we decided to take a closer at Equifax’s case. First, because it has been the financial sector’s biggest breach victim to date. Second, because it shows how cybercriminals insist on exploiting every vulnerability there is. It’s indeed possible that malicious entities are now trying to trick victims into disclosing more personally identifiable information (PII) on fake Equifax settlement websites.