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Art of Darkness : New #security report by #Neustar tackles #DDoS threats

It’s a time and era where domain names can’t survive without an established policy that understands and tackles digital threats. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks cost companies worldwide billions of dollars collectively. Neustar, a provider of services identifying, addressing and combating DDoS attacks, has released a new report named, “Art of Darkness.” This white […]

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#Neustar to acquire Verisign’s #Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar, a DomainGang sponsor, has announced that they will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts, consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. According to a press release we received from Neustar, this acquisition is a testament to the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers; it also differentiates the […]

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Name.com : Domain registrar survived a DDoS attack made by cellphones!

Domain registrar, Name.com, was recently attacked by an army of cellphones. The DDoS attack was orchestrated by whoever uploaded two malicious apps at the Google Play store. According to a video by Name.com, the apps started sending traffic to their network even when they ran in the background. Unsuspecting users would only realize something funky […]

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eNom hit with DDoS attack – domain registrar is currently stable

Domain registrar, eNom, became the target of a DDoS attack today, from which it recovered. According to information shared on the eNom public support channel, the DDoS attack affected DNS and domain name resolving. At 3:14am Eastern, eNom posted: “We are currently aware of issues effecting domain name resolution. We are actively monitoring and working […]

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Internet of Things : Home appliances conspiring to take over your bank account

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of interconnected devices that we’re normally not accustomed to viewing them as networked. It’s the new, expanded reality that grants networking access to home appliances such as refrigerators, coffee machines, temperature monitors and many others. While all this seems to be a convenience that gives us the […]

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Massive DDoS attack takes down DNS provider affecting Twitter, PayPal and others

A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting DNS provider Dyn DNS, took offline major services networks. Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, and many other online providers went fully or partially offline. WHOIS.DomainTools.com appears to be down for the same reason as well. The DDos attack affected various locations in the Eastern USA, according to a statement […]

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How Cloudflare beat the Grinch and saved Christmas.com

Cloudflare provides traffic filtration, DDoS attack mitigation and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. During the holidays, some web sites experience both a high volume of traffic and malicious attempts at bringing them down. Christmas.com is one of these busy web sites, and there are people out there who would attack Christmas.com during Christmas. These Grinches […]

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is.gd ‘back from the dead’ after implementing anti-DDoS solution

Popular URL shortener, is.gd, is back up, after a downtime of three days. The Gibraltar-based company went offline on May 18th, and thousands of “is.gd” links went dead. According to the announcement, the domain was also moved to a new registrar, KSregistry GmbH: “Sorry for the extended downtime, we haven’t forgotten about this and the […]

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Verisign rolls out “epic video” for its DDoS protection services

Verisign, masters of the dot .com and dot .net TLDs, offer network-related services designed to deliver protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. “Combine innovative, patented mitigation technology, a globally deployed network of scrubbing centers, and the benefit of advanced cyber security intelligence to provide a scalable solution to today’s increasingly complex attacks. The […]

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Namecheap hit with a DDoS attack

Domain registrar Namecheap faced some serious network problems earlier today, after being hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. After almost six hours of problematic connectivity, Namecheap appears to have regained control of the situation. According to status.namecheap.com, the problem started around 11am EST: To our regret most of our Free DNS and […]

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