Microsoft’s Seizure of No-IP domains Causes A Major Service OutageJohn Biglin, CEO | July 9, 2014
Microsoft attempted to stop the spread of Trojan infections by seizing over 23 domains from the free Dynamic DNS provider No-IP. However, as a result of the seizure, millions of users experienced a service outage.
Remote access Trojans,
Microsoft detected 7.4 million njRAT and njw0rm infections in just this past
DNS is a process of automatically updating lists in the Internet’s address books. In other words, it’s like a white page directory for the Internet that is necessary to remember each IP address of every website you visit. If a free Dynamic DNS service, such as No-IP, is not managed adequately, hackers can abuse its domains.
Before Microsoft’s seizure of the domains, several reports by the security community complained No-IP was not enforcing
It is a constant challenge to prevent cyber criminals and spammers from gaining access
UPDATE: Microsoft has relinquished control of the recently acquired domains from No-IP.com. Get all the details on our blog: www.interphasesystems.com/microsoft-relinquishes-control-of-seized-domains/
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