Educational institutions across the world are not taking the right measurements against cyber-attacks, despite being a highly-targeted sector.
2016 saw a huge number and variety of cyber-attacks, ranging from a high-profile DDoS using hijacked Internet-facing security cameras to the alleged hacking of party officials during the US election.
Cybercriminals are experts at DNS, and can exploit DNS because most people do not fully understand it yet, writes Ken Pohniman of Infoblox.
Securing the DNS is not the first thing on security teams’ minds, but can be key to shutting out the latest malware, according to Infoblox CEO Jesper Andersen.
A total of four million new domain names were added to the Internet in the third quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 284 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Sept 30, 2014, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.
More than 24 million home routers on the Internet have open DNS proxies which expose ISPs to DNS-based DDoS attacks, and the greatest concentration of such compromised routers can be found in Asean and China, said US-based Nominum.
Search queries involving Malaysian domain names were poisoned this morning, leading visitors to temporary sites with a message from what appears to be a hacker protesting against the treatment of Bangladeshi workers in the country.
The Malaysian registrar for the ‘.my’ top level domain MYNIC Bhd may have failed to prevent an attempt to breach its Domain Name Server (DNS) by a hacker group known as Madleets, which had led Google Malaysia to experience, for a second time this year, a re-direction of its www.google.com.my and www.google.my search pages late on Oct 10.
With yet another series of security incidents affecting websites in Malaysia, experts are asking for greater action and oversight by governments.
Network control technology provider Infoblox launches three new products and eyes a bigger slice of the Malaysian market as part of its regional expansion efforts.