Malicious Domains are a serious cyber security threat for businesses

Malware is a special kind of software that is designed to perform malicious activities on a device. It is an old kind of attack that hackers use to gain access of a certain system or device. Malwares can be put into a device through emails or when users click on unknown links that are actually malicious domains.

There are many different kinds of malwares and they work on different principles. They can make changes to your data, they can be used to leak your personal information, delete or misuse your data or even provide access to your device from a different location.

Almost thousands of new domains are registered every day. Because new businesses and companies often create their own websites. According to a report from Palo Alto, that cyber attackers make domains many years prior to when they actually have to be used.

What is the benefit of that? Well since these malware attacks have risen up, these newly registered domains get blocked if they are found to be suspicious in any sort of way. That is why, they try to use domains which are about 2-3 years old, that way their domains won’t be found suspicious as compared to a newly registered domain (NRD’s).

So how can you identify if a certain website is malicious or not? Websites are created in such a way that they grow slowly i.e. at the beginning, not many people know about the website, when the brand or company starts to make strides in the market, only then people come to know about them and hence traffic starts to rise on their websites. But when a website experiences a sudden spike in its traffic, it is most likely the case of it being malicious.

Websites that are created for the purpose of catfishing or attacking the user in any kind of way, have incomplete or non-standardized content present on them. If you feel that a website is really unusual, just close the tab and try not to go back to it.

According to an investigation by Pegasus Spying campaign, two C2 domains were used in an attack, they were first registered in 2019 and then were used later on in July 2021. They also found a few DNS violations and DGA subdomains involved in phishing attacks.

Those who don’t know what DGA is, it is an algorithm that is used to create domain names and IP addresses, which would go on to serve as command and control points which is used by governments and security experts to find evade detections and even block lists.

Malicious Domains are hard to identify and get away from because once they get access to your data, they would make the most out of it. So it is better to keep malware protecting software that would keep your computer in check all the time such as “Avast AntiVirus”, “Norton” or “McAfee”.

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