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Malware
Secureworks CTU uncovers new information about DarkTortilla malware
Last month
Secureworks CTU researchers have found new information about the DarkTortilla malware, revealing more about its versatility and scope within the threat landscape.
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Malware
Bitdefender identifies 192 active ransomware families worldwide
July 2022
Bitdefender says the most prevalent of the 192 active ransomware families was WannaCry, which accounted for 42% of detections.
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auDA
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
March 2022
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
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NortonLifeLock
Website spoofing: What to know about counterfeit domain names to keep from getting scammed
March 2022
Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand but something about it didn't seem right? That may not have been the brand's website at all.
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Cloud
Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace
January 2022
Managed service company Katana has announced that its managed Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) implementation service has been released on the Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace.
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Optimization
Bayesian optimisation: What it is, and how it can improve modelling
July 2021
Originally used to break free from the grid, Bayesian optimisation efficiently uncovers the global maxima of a black-box function in a defined parameter space.
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Phishing
Massive WHO scam busted - 'DarkPath Scammers' group suspected
May 2021
The scam campaign comprised a network of 134 websites that attempted to lure people in by asking them to take a survey for a monetary reward.
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Domain Names
Aruba S.p.A offers premium domains to partner network
May 2020
In a bid to better empower its partner network, namely resellers, Aruba S.p.A has made more than 100,000 premium domain names available for immediate purchase through a new pricing structure.
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Domain Names
InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
April 2020
Domain Name System (DNS) activity, which measures requests for .nz domain names, has seen consistent increases week on week of between 5 to 7% since the COVID-19 lockdown started.
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Cloud
Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
March 2020
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
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.nz
InternetNZ to up fees for .nz domains
March 2020
InternetNZ has announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.
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Cybersecurity
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
October 2019
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
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Domain Names
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
June 2019
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
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Internet
Domain Name Commission seeks feedback on how it manages .nz domains
April 2019
"This is a chance to have your say on how the Commission can best serve the sellers, buyers and service providers in the .nz domain name industry," DNC states.
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Hosting
Aruba awarded licence to sell .cloud domains in China
November 2018
Aruba is looking to capitalise on the thriving digital economy in China with its continued Asia expansion.
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Domain Names
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
October 2018
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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Scams
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
July 2018
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
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Domain Names
Out with the old: Melbourne IT officially relaunches as Arq Group
May 2018
The company also announced that the name change received overwhelming support from shareholders.
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Wireless technologies
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
April 2018
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
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Domain Names
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
April 2018
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
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Domain Names
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
February 2018
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
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Internet
Australia’s ‘.au’ domain in the spotlight as changes are proposed
January 2018
The changes are said to be the most significant in thirty years.
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Domain Names
Digital shadows looks at fake news, disinformation and how they affect business reputations
December 2017
Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide.
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Google
What happens when your domain name is taken? The benefit of using a unique TLD
November 2017
.com or .co.za allows for a blank slate when it comes to marketing and can be used and understood in any language across the globe.