IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017 Says New Domains Attracts Spammers

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence team a vital aspect revealed in its 2017 Threat Intelligence Index that, spam levels increased, launching innumerable fresh malware-laced attachments consisting of ransomware and banking Trojans. Networkworld.com posted this, March 13, 2017. Newer gTLDs, such as .click .top and .xyz, are now accounting for 5, 4 and 3 percent of …

Yahoo is disabling automatic email forwarding making it difficult to leave its service

Following Yahoo’s September announcement of a data breach affecting 500 million user accounts, the company has made it more difficult for Yahoo Mail users to transition to another email service. At the beginning of October, Yahoo disabled an email forwarding feature, which would allow users to automatically redirect incoming emails sent to their Yahoo address to …

Cybersquatting complaints against .com names are reducing

.COM registrations are at an all-time high. Yet the fact remains: Overall, .COM domains feature in UDRPs less and less. That wasn’t the headline of WIPO’s March article. Instead, their press release bore the provocative title, “Cybersquatting Cases Up in 2015, Driven by New gTLDs”. WIPO – for those just joining the party – stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization. …

More internet investment needed to sustain Africa’s economic growth

LONDON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ There remains considerable activity and investment in Africa’s national and international broadband infrastructure. Many countries have a range of government programs in place aimed at increasing bandwidth availability, and at extending networks deeper into non-urban areas. Submarine cables now provide 20-times more international bandwidth than was the case in 2010: …

Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target organizations

Cyberattacks in Hong Kong are expected to rise, according to security experts who have identified at least seven state-linked hacker groups in mainland China that have been targeting organisations in the city since 2014.   Bryce Boland, the chief technology officer for Asia-Pacific at cybersecurity company FireEye, said on Thursday that cyberattacks by the hacker …

Cybersecurity Firm IID Predicts Massive Botnet Takeover of IoT Devices and new gTLDs

  IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced its predictions for 2017 and beyond. the firm predicts that by the end of 2017, botnet operators seeking new frontiers will execute a full-scale invasion of compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as wearables and connected home products. A botnet is a collective of …