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World Hosts Report - March 2014

HostExploit is pleased to present the March 2014 World Hosts Report.

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Download the English report (PDF) here.

Related conferences

eCR Sync-up 2014 - APWG.eu European Cybersecurity & eCrime Forensics - Data & Metrics

NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany - April 1st to 3rd 2014

This year's conference will be hosted at the NATO school in Oberammergau, Germany on April 1, 2 & 3 to combine the eCR Sync-up with the wider APWG project on cyber security and eCrime metrics.

The program is an opportunity for principal investigators from academia, industry, military and government to discuss their research, find axes of common interest and establish cross-sector collaborations. Presentations will focus on the questions of quantification, delineation, and defining the characteristics of cyber security and eCrime.

 

World Hosts Report - September 2013

HostExploit is pleased to present the September 2013 World Hosts Report.

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Download the English report (PDF) here.

Download the German report (PDF) here.

Download the Spanish report (PDF) here.

Download the Russian report (PDF) here.

Related conferences

The reports continue to add value within a wider scope of cyber threat mitigation, as demonstrated by HostExploit's participation in the EU-funded Advanced Cyber Defence Centre project (ACDC).

The project has been publicly introduced this week at the Internet Security Days 2013 conference in Cologne. Topics covered include a Centralized Clearing House, standards workflow and European wide cyber defence centres, and how these assets can contribute to an improved understanding and mitigation of complex botnets. Ultimately, this will have knock-on effects in improving standards of malware detection, research, and related scientific activities within the security industry.

 

World Hosts Report - March 2013

HostExploit is pleased to present the March 2013 World Hosts Report, in collaboration with Group-IB, CSIS and Cyscon.

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Download the English report (PDF) here.

Download the German report (PDF) here.

Download the Russian report (PDF) here.

Abstract

As malware continues to evolve, and cybercriminals continue to learn, one particular fundamental remains constant – almost all malicious threats are physically hosted somewhere. For this reason, it remains as important as ever to examine hosting practices and standards and consider how they can be improved.

 

White Paper: The New gTLDs – Security by Design

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CyberDefcon has released a new white paper, The New gTLDs – Security by Design, focused on the security of New gTLDs. The paper, with contributions from HostExploit members, welcomes the new gTLD program as an important step towards improved "security by design".

The New gTLDs (generic top-level domains), due for roll-out in 2013, will provide the Internet with its largest ever transformation. Security issues with previous and current gTLDs remind us that such an expansion has the potential to open avenues to greater cybercriminal activity.

However, ICANN's rigorous new gTLD application process provides a fresh approach towards security with new gTLDs providing a more stable and secure domain environment. The application process is born from multi-sector discussion and community engagement with ICANN in recent years.

 

Familiar Hosts & Open Resolvers

HostExploit is pleased to present the Q3 2012 World Hosts Report, in collaboration with Group-IB and CSIS. The #1 Host this quarter for levels of malicious activity is new to the top 50 ranking table – AS40034 Confluence Networks, registered in the Virgin Islands but hosted in the United States.

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Download the English report (PDF) here.

New names in new places is sadly not a consistent theme for this quarter as, despite the new #1, the ‘Top 50 Hosts’ table for Q3 2012 has more than a fair share of familiar names holding the top positions. Unlike the new #1 (AS40034 Confluence Networks), AS16138 Interia.pl, the holder of the #2 spot, is a regular at the top of the chart for consistently serving some of the worst types of malicious activity on the web. Offences include large amounts of ‘Current Events’, a mix of the most up-to-date and fast changing attack exploits and vectors.

Interia.pl (registered in Poland) has been in the ‘Top 10’ since Q2 2010, except for its #12 slot in Q2 2011. In Q1 2012 it was #1. Frequently Interia.pl is in the top 5.

 

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