Infoblox Discovers DNS Malware Toolkit targeting enterprises
Infoblox, a leading provider of secure cloud-managed network services, has discovered a new DNS malware toolkit that hackers are using to perform targeted attacks against enterprises. The malware toolkit, which is intended to target a company’s DNS servers can be used to steal sensitive data, execute DDoS assaults and install further malware on vulnerable computers.
The toolkit, according to Infoblox, is highly sophisticated and was developed by a group of experienced cybercriminals who are using it to attack organisations in a variety of industries. The malware is intended to avoid detection and can be used to install a persistent backdoor into a company’s network.
Infoblox, a prominent provider of secure cloud-managed network services, has found a new DNS malware toolkit being used by hackers to launch targeted attacks against businesses. The malware toolkit, designed to attack a company’s DNS servers, can be used to steal confidential data, launch DDoS attacks, and install further malware on victim PCs.
According to Infoblox, the toolkit is highly sophisticated and was created by a gang of skilled cybercriminals who use it to attack firms in a number of industries. The malware is designed to be undetected and can be used to insert a persistent backdoor into a company’s network.
Infoblox suggests a multi-layered strategy to security to protect against DNS-based attacks. This includes deploying security systems capable of detecting and blocking malicious DNS requests, as well as implementing recommended DNS configuration and administration practises.
Companies should explore DNS security solutions that can provide real-time visibility into DNS traffic and identify possible risks before they do harm, in addition to banning malicious domains. These technologies can also be used to block suspicious requests and thwart DNS-based assaults.
The discovery of this new DNS malware toolset emphasises the persistent threat that fraudsters represent to enterprises of all kinds. Companies may lower their chance of falling victim to these types of attacks and secure their essential data and systems by taking a proactive approach to DNS security.
Author: Priyanka Priyadarshini Dwibedy