20 Jan 2021

DNSpooq Flaws Allow DNS Hijacking of Millions of Devices

Cyber researchers have found a set of seven flaws in the open-source software Dnsmasq. The vulnerabilities could allow for Domain Name System (DNS) cache poisoning attacks and remote code execution. Dnsmasq is a popular service used to catch DNS responses for both home and commercial routers and servers. The flaws

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15 Jan 2021

NSA Recommends Smart Use of DNS Resolvers

From Dark Reading: The National Security Agency recommended that enterprises use only their designated DNS resolver in DNS traffic and avoid third-party resolvers. Domain Name System technology, or DNS over HTTPS, DoH, can be abused by attackers. Companies using only their designated DNS server is the safest route and all

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10 Oct 2019

Financial industry spending millions to deal with breaches in 2019

82% of organizations suffered a DNS attack last year, and many companies were hit multiple times, with the average number of attacks per company falling just short of 9.5, a new report by EfficientIP shows. Because the average cost per attack exceed $1.3 million, companies can expect to lose over

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18 Sep 2019

DNS amplification attacks increase by 1,000% since 2018

DNS amplification attacks surged by 1000% in the second quarter of this year, a new report by Nexusguard shows. Researchers trace the explosion in amplification campaigns to Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). A recent mandate by the US Office of Management and Budget orders government domains to implement DNSSEC

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10 Jul 2019

Hackers breached Greece’s top-level domain registrar

Earlier this year, a threat group referred to as Sea Turtle hacked into the systems of ICS-Forth, a firm that manages the top-level domain country codes used by Greece, namely .gr and .el. Sea Turtle goes after domain registrars and managed DNS providers because this allows the group to target

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19 Jun 2019

How organizations can better defend against DNS attacks

New research by EfficientIP highlights the growing threat of DNS attacks to organizations. In the past year, 82% of firms suffered a DNS attack and the average business was targeted more than nine times, which represents a 34% increase compared to last year’s report. The attacks are also getting more

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25 Feb 2019

Warning Issued Over Attacks on Internet Infrastructure

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a warning about “an ongoing and significant risk” to the Domain Name System (DNS), which plays a key role in determining that web traffic is directed to the correct destinations on the internet. According to ICANN, the threat takes

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