Domain Name System changer functionality used in a new cyber scam


Kaspersky has reported the presence of a malicious cyber campaign that it once found in 2018. It has reported that the Roaming Mantis campaign has raised its head again. Not only has it raised its head, it is now using the Domain Name System (DNS) changer functionality to target the victims.

Quad9 joins Cyber Threat Alliance


Quad9 is a prominent recursive DNS resolver. The Swiss organization is the only global public resolver, to not operate for profit but for public welfare. The organization is now going to join the alliance of the world’s most prolific cybersecurity entities: Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA is a conglomeration of cybersecurity leaders that work to uphold global security. CTA has categorized its...

.tw and .asia join hands to combat DNS Abuse

The registries operating the .tw ccTLD and .asia gTLD have joined hands to combat the issue of DNS Abuse. This is for the first time two registries of different TLDs have joined hands to tackle the issue. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was also present when The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) and the DotAsia Organisation (DotAsia) signed the Memorandum...

First ever DNS Forum in Asia Pacific Region


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is about to launch its new edition of Domain Name System (DNS) Forum for the Asia Pacific Reason. The virtually conducted forum would be the first event of its type in the Asia Pacific Reason. In order for ICANN’s DNS policies to be holistic, inclusive and acceptable to all, ICANN conducts such forums worldwide. These forums allow...

NAME:WRECK bugs in the DNS to impact more than 100 Million devices


As of 15/04/2021 According to a joint report by Forescout Research Labs and JSOF Research Labs, 9 vulnerabilities related to the implementation of DNS protocols were found. These 9 vulnerabilities have been named together as NAME:WRECK. From smartphones to IoT devices, around 100 Million devices are at risk here. Domain Name System or DNS is a system that converts an alphanumeric domain name that...

Hackers Impersonate WordPress To Hijack Domains


Researchers at Naked Security, the web security arm of the British IT security company Sophos, recently got an e-mail from WordPress. It offered them an upgrade to DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) from DNS (Domain Name System) for their domain. It highlighted the drawbacks of the DNS and the advantages of a domain with DNSSEC over the DNS. If you’re a beginner reading this, DNS is...

Japanese Cryptocurrency Firm Hijacked For The Second Time


Coincheck is a cryptocurrency wallet and exchange service. On May 31, it was subject to attack by hackers when they got hold of its domain registrar account and then changed the DNS settings. The company’s domain registrar, Onamae.com also confirmed the incident. Japanese security researcher Masafumi Negishi said that the hackers modified the primary DNS entry for Coincheck’s domain. The hackers...

Microsoft to replace HTTPS with DNS in Windows 10


The DoH (DNS over HTTPS) protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. The DoH protocol means that when it is deployed in a browser then the browser can hide DNS requests and responses in an otherwise regular looking HTTPS traffic. Microsoft has also joined the bandwagon when it was announced that it is adding support for the privacy-focused DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol in a future...

CRA conducts workshops in collaboration with ICANN


The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conducted a one-day workshop on Handling Internet Identifiers Abuse and Misuse, and another three-day workshop on Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The workshop was conducted in CRA’s headquarters from 11th of November to 14th of November. The workshop...

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