Since March 2010, and especially this month, the MarkMonitor Security Operations Center (SOC) has noticed a significant increase in the use of free web hosting services for phishing and malware attacks.  Cybercriminals are using free hosting services to either host the phishing and malware sites themselves or redirect to fast-flux malicious sites. Here is how this new attack method works: Emails with links, obfuscated by the use of HTML or a URL shortening service, direct victims to a free-hosted web page.  In some cases, this page would be a phishing or malware site.  In other cases, the landing page would have... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More