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What is Bad Rabbit Ransomware? Ransomware attacks are on the rise and, the recent one that’s making headlines this week is the Bad Rabbit Ransomware. The malware is said to be linked to the previously released Petya ransomware and inspired by Game of Thrones as the code contains references to the Dragons featured in it. Bad Rabbit ransomware has affected corporate and media houses in Russia and Ukraine and appears to be affecting Turkey and…

Role of big data in cyber security With hackers using AGILE methodologies to develop Ransomware, enterprises have geared up for their defense through big data – that provides the most advanced form of cyber security till date. So let discuss the role of big data in cyber security. As per Bowie State University, 84% of big data users have effectively blocked security threats in advance have cited that they were using big data analytics to deal with…

Do you remember the movie Wall-E where robots took over human tasks, and all man did was relax? Or Bicentennial Man where a robot begins to experience human emotions desiring to transform into a human. Yes, these are not just movies of fantasy anymore but a very real reality. Artificial intelligence today is slowly seeping into our lives and becoming real each day. With the significant changes in information exchange and technology, the one thing…

What is Petya? The latest ransomware cyber attack ‘Petya/Petrwrap/ExPetr’ or ‘GoldenEye’ has quickly targeted computer systems all over the globe crippling large firms across Europe, Israel, Russia and the US, reportedly starting from Ukraine. It makes use of Eternal Blue exploit as a means to multiply  itself wrecking the system and leaving it inaccessible until a payment of $300 Bitcoins has been made. Kaspersky Lab’s global research director Costin Raiu tweeted on June 28th to…

The following are Anti-Spam numbers for the month of June. Go ahead, check them out:   Total 1003 Types Of Abuse Nos. Suspended Inaccurate WHOIS Details 46 Malware 236 Rogue Internet Pharmacy 199 Spamming 89 Phishing 276 Financial Fraud 70 Escrow 7 Co-network 39 Child Porn 16 Fast Flux 14 Others 11

Over the past few weeks, several websites hosted on our Linux Servers threw up virus alerts. Further investigation revealed that these alerts were triggered by an injection attack on packages hosted on our servers, commonly known as Gumblar Attacks. FTP logs of these infected packages indicated that machines of the customers who own those domains were compromised and had been used to upload malicious content to their respective Hosting Packages. A few pointers for…

Numbers for the month of April, up for your inspection right here: Escrow and Job Scams 9 Types Of Abuse Nos. Suspended Inaccurate WHOIS details 75 Malware / Trojan / Spyware 575 Rogue Internet Pharmacy 49 Spamming 954 Phishing 154 Child Porn 23 Financial Fraud 122 IRS Phishing Scam 34 Others 9 Total 2004

Thursday, 9th April: Online pharmacy verification service LegitScript.com and Domain Name Registrar ResellerClub today announced some very promising results in their united effort against abusive domain name registrations. For several months, LegitScript and ResellerClub have been working together to identify and block domain names associated with rogue online pharmacies that were registered through ResellerClub. Their collaboration has resulted in thousands of rogue online pharmacies being shut down, largely over the past six months. LegitScript reports…

We’re back with numbers for the month of March this time round. Reason for Suspension Nos. Inaccurate WHOIS details 262 Phishing 161 Spam 657 Malware / Trojan / Spyware 325 Rogue Internet Pharmacy 187 Abusive Co-network 19 Copyright & Software Piracy 18 Child Porn 35 Escrow and Job Scams 12 Others 24 Total 1700 On a side note: Take a look at our previous Blog Article at what LegitScript had to say about our Compliance…

At ResellerClub, we have always tried to ensure that our services are not used for malicious purposes. In doing so, we have worked with some of the most respected organizations in the anti-abuse community to share intelligence and facilitate prompt action on problem domains. One such eminent organization that we collaborate with is Legitscript.com, whose mission is to identify and expose illegal pharmacies on the Internet. Recently the LegitScript team shared with us some very…

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