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What’s lurking in your DNS environment?
You could already be breached and losing data, supporting rouge traffic, or enabling unauthorized access to your network.
Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure is critical to both the Internet and most private networks, however, many recent events have shown that it is vulnerable to attack, affecting millions of users when it goes down. There are tools and processes enterprises and service providers can use to protect DNS infrastructure but real protection is difficult to achieve due to the scope of the problem. This webinar provides a detailed look at the threats to DNS infrastructure and how those threats can be mitigated.
This webinar discusses how Application-to-person (A2P) SMS has increasingly become a key method for organizations to communicate with their customers. This has been driven by the ubiquity of mobile phones and the universality of SMS. Unfortunately, this has also lead to a massive growth in messages being sent through illegitimate routes that bypass the operators’ billing systems. This is commonly referred to as grey routes carrying grey traffic, and is a tactic commonly used by third-party aggregators to boost their own profitability. The result is lost revenue for mobile operators who often do not have visibility and control of messages on their network.
This quarter Cloudmark tracked the first major Apple iMessage spam campaign in the U.S. — accounting for more than 40 percent of monthly reported mobile spam. Our investigation into the promise of fake designer products led to an unexpected end — actual merchandise! Across the pond, UK businesses didn’t receive tickets to a Peter Pan performance but instead got Trojan attachments hoping to lure in victims. Meanwhile, analysis of DNS resource exhaustion attacks in Southeast Asia led to the discovery of interesting sub-domain generation patterns. Find more on these topics, Belarus' long-term spam improvements and other trends around the globe in Cloudmark's 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report.
On the morning of December 9th, Swedish Police in Nacka, Stockholm raided a data center in connection with copyright violations. The takedown, aimed at enforcing international intellectual property rights, hit the servers of popular torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB). Other torrenting and Pirate Bay sites seem to have been hit as well including the […]
2014 has seen some interesting developments in computer security and the lack thereof: the growth of encryption based ransomware, the exposure of several highly sophisticated state sponsored cyber espionage malware packages, the takedown of the Silk Road drug sales website (twice), a series of massive credit card breaches from major retail chains in the US, […]
Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook explains how DNS networks can be a gateway for DDoS attacks.
The Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS provides automatic, real-time detection and prevention of resource exhaustion and other DNS-related threats. Cloudmark’s patented solutions deliver immediate, adaptive and predictive protection from ever-evolving network threats with proven, carrier-grade scalability and operability, assuring business continuity while lowering infrastructure costs.
"In May, iMessage spam made up more than 40 percent of all mobile spam, anti-spam researcher Tom Landesman wrote in Cloudmark's quarterly report published earlier this week."
“The folks at Cloudmark report that there is another kind of DNS abuse that should be of concern to service providers, enterprises and basically anyone who is running any kind of sensitive network security: unauthorized DNS tunneling, usually for the purpose of exfiltrating data.”
“Mobile messaging security vendor Cloudmark is adding Domain Name System (DNS) protection to its platform of security services, in response to both growing attacks on the DNS and what it sees as an opportunity to take on traditional DNS vendors.”
The world’s top communications service providers turn to Cloudmark to protect their networks.
Intelligent blocking provides significant savings on downstream messaging infrastructure and improved customer experience.—Veenod Kurup