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DDoS Extortion and Bitcoin

by Neustar Engineering June 30th, 2015

Neustar has several clients who have recently been victim to crude extortion plots using DDoS as punishment for not paying a ransom. Extortion is certainly not a new trick by the hacker community, but there are several new developments, notably the use of Bitcoin as a method of payment. In this blog post, we’ll assess a recent extortion plot, profile the perpetrator, and outline solutions for any unfortunate victim of such a plot. Read Full Article


Webinar: 2015 Fraud Mitigation & DDoS Response Study

by Nikitas Magel June 23rd, 2015

For any organization with significant revenue associated to online transactions, an effective DDoS mitigation strategy is a critical component of an overall risk management strategy. BankInfoSecurity will be hosting a Neustar-sponsored webinar on their Fraud Mitigation & DDoS Response Study. In it, you'll see the full results of this new survey, and receive expert analysis of the findings and how to put them to use in your own organization. Read Full Article


Ecommerce Holiday Preparedness: It’s Never Too Early

by Donald Lee June 23rd, 2015

We might be only halfway through June, but for the retail industry the holiday shopping season is really just around the corner. This means that millions of potential customers will soon be going online to look for the latest and greatest gear at the lowest prices. With ecommerce as way of life for both consumers and retailers, what can you do to ensure that your online retail operation functions efficiently and securely through the holiday season? Read Full Article


Neustars Rodney Joffe Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

by Nikitas Magel June 16th, 2015

We’re proud to share news that Rodney Joffe, Senior Vice President and Fellow at Neustar, has been honored with the 2016 M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award for his lifetime achievements in protecting the Internet and its end-users. Joffe was presented with the award during the M3AAWG 34th General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland last week. It acknowledges Rodney’s long career as an influential and highly accomplished cybersecurity advocate. Read Full Article


Webinar: The Evolution of DNS & Adoption of Traffic Management

by Nikitas Magel June 15th, 2015

Often overlooked, DNS is a critical component of a businesses’ online infrastructure. Why? Today’s savvy consumers expect a flawless online experience. Recent research shows that very few businesses outsource their DNS needs, increasing the risk of downtime and poor DNS performance. On Wednesday, June 24 at 1:00pm EST, Neustar will host a webinar on the continued evolution of DNS and how businesses can use DNS to maximize site availability and optimize performance for the best user experience. Read Full Article