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CIRA and Nominum offering DNS firewall

Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA has started offering DNS-based security services to Canadian companies. The company has partnered with DNS security services provider Nominum to develop DNS Firewall, which it said lets customers “block access to malicious content before it can reach their network”. It’s basically a recursive DNS service with a layer of filterware that […]
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Massive ransomware attack hits 150 countries, brought down by a domain reg

A massive outbreak of malware on Friday hit thousands of organizations in an estimated 150 countries and had a big impact on the UK National Health Service before being temporarily thwarted by a single domain name registration. WannaCry, as the malware has been called, targets Windows boxes that have not installed a March security patch. […]
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WannaCry malware cybercriminals made more than $6,300 in BTC so far

The cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attack have already made a small fortune in Bitcoin. Once security analysts reverse-engineered the WannaCry code, the following Bitcoin address was revealed: 115p7UMMngoj1pMvkpHijcRdfJNXj6LrLn So far, that address has received 30 payments from victims whose computer files were encrypted, and succumbed to this type of digital blackmail. According to Blockchain.info, […]

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WannaCry : iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com registration possibly saved lives

The registration of the “garbage” domain iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com quite possibly saved lives, after a botnet attack spreading malware, targeted a variety of healthcare facilities, seeking ransom. Named WannaCry, the malware infects vulnerable Windows machines, encrypts their content and then demands $300 dollars in Bitcoin in order to decrypt the files. Inside the malware was hard-coded the […]

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