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Chris Larsen

After a short hiatus, it's time to dive back into the world of shady Top-level Domains (TLDs). This time, I thought it would be interesting to contrast the approach taken by two "vanity TLD" registries: .Accountant and .Realtor, and see which one looks shadier, and why.

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Snorre Fagerland

In the wake of the destructive Sony intrusion in 2014, official sources were fairly quick in attributing the attack to North Korean threat actors. However, there was a lot of scepticism from the security community surrounding this claim.

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Chris Larsen

Looking back on 2015, it was fun to dig into some of the Top Level Domains (TLDs) that are being abused at higher-than-normal rates by the Bad Guys. On the list of TLDs to write about, I've been meaning to look at the ".space" space for many months, chiefly because the name immediately suggested a fun title for the post, based on the iconic 1960s television series:

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Jeff Doty

[Update: Since we posted, we've received feedback that this is Neutrino, not Angler -- thanks @kafeine! -- We decided to keep the post up, since the IPs, domains, and traffic patterns are still useful to the community. --C.L.]

 

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