The Equifax cyber-attack of 2017 highlighted the vulnerability of corporate networks and consumer privacy in the new era of the Internet and cyber threats. In fact, 2017 saw more expansive and more high profile breaches than any other year to date.
Consequently, corporates are urging more awareness and responsiveness to cyber threats at all levels to better protect the security and information of consumers from top to bottom.
FairWinds re-evaluated the 2016 dataset for Cyber Monday 2017: Fast Flux DNS and Other Cyber Threats to Brands. The biggest take away from this year’s analysis is that the number of infringing domains hosted on a Fast Flux DNS platform has more than doubled.
Many brand owners that are active in securing defensive registrations are choosing to register their brands in category new gTLDs that represent their industry (.TECH), business (.CAREER) and where they operate (.PARIS). However, the Top 100 Bank names new gTLD research suggests that some of the most important places to protect brands are where the squatters are most active and not just in gTLDs that are directly linked to the brand.