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Exploring a Zoom-Targeted Campaign: A DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide to Threat Investigation

Popular software products and applications are often prime targets of cyber attacks—Zoom being one of them. With about 300 million users, Zoom has been repeatedly targeted by malware distribution campaigns, phishing attacks, and other threats. This edition of our DIY investigation guide will look into one of the most recent Zoom attacks, where malicious actors distributed IceID malware through the video communication platform. Our demonstration used different Domain Research Suite (DRS) search and monitoring tools.

Chasing Ducktail Info Stealer: A DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide to Threat Hunting

An info stealer dubbed “Ducktail” was observed targeting Facebook business accounts, particularly those using Meta’s ad platform. This edition of our DIY investigation guide will demonstrate how to investigate and build on the Ducktail IoCs for more proactive threat hunting and cybersecurity defense using different Domain Research Suite (DRS) search and monitoring tools.

How to Conduct Regulatory Due Diligence with Domain Intelligence: DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide

Businesses worldwide must follow certain regulations typically defined by different government agencies and international organizations. Otherwise, they may face legal issues and notably be levied with monetary fines.

DNS intelligence can help businesses conduct regulatory due diligence through domain research and monitoring techniques. How? We’ll take you through the process using the Domain Research Suite (DRS) and information provided by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), so you can also perform the same screening for your company.

Unmasking Fraudsters—DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide

Posing as legitimate customer-facing organizations is a significant contributor to the success of fraudulent campaigns.  In this edition of our DIY investigation guides, we will take you through the process of investigating possible vehicles for fraud targeting the financial sector using different Domain Research Suite (DRS) search and monitoring tools.

BazarCall IoC Expansion—DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide

We took a deep dive into published indicators of compromise (IoCs) for a recently upgraded BazarCall campaign, leading us to more than 7,000 possible vehicles for similar callback phishing attacks.

We’ll take you through the IoC expansion process using various domain search and monitoring tools within the Domain Research Suite (DRS), so you can also perform a similar threat expansion on your own. The IoCs used as examples in this post were taken from this report.

Registrant Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

Registrant Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

This tool allows you to monitor domain registrations, updates, renewals or expirations made by registrants according to search criteria.

Reverse WHOIS Search Web Tool Tutorial

Reverse WHOIS Search Web Tool Tutorial

Reverse WHOIS Search allows you to obtain a list of domains containing a specific search term (registrant's name, email address, phone number) in their current or historical WHOIS records. This tutorial teaches you:

Track Down a Serial Counterfeiter—DIY Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide

We investigated 360+ cybersquatting domains targeting Gucci added in the second half of the year (1 July–10 October 2022), leading us to an active counterfeiter targeting multiple fashion brands.

We’ll take you through the process using a variety of domain search and monitoring tools within the Domain Research Suite (DRS), so you can also do it for your brand.

WHOIS History Search Web Tool Tutorial

WHOIS History Search Web Tool Tutorial

WHOIS History Search allows you to view the ownership history of a domain. Here’s a tutorial on using the tool.

Brand Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

Brand Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

Brand Monitor allows you to track any keywords associated with your brand, trademark, or product. It tracks newly registered/modified and also recently expired domains containing all the Include terms and none of the Exclude terms in their domain name.

Reverse DNS Search Web Tool Tutorial

Reverse DNS Search Web Tool Tutorial

Reverse DNS Search allows you to retrieve domain name properties connected by DNS records. For instance, you can find web properties all hosted on a given IP address or using the same nameserver and mail server.

WHOIS Search Web Tool Tutorial

WHOIS Search Web Tool Tutorial

WHOIS Search allows you to retrieve a given domain name’s ownership, administrative, and technical information, among other details. From there, you can verify the legitimacy of a domain or pivot off certain WHOIS records to uncover current and historical connections. We’ll demonstrate how you can use WHOIS Search below.

Domain Availability Check Web Tool Tutorial

Domain Availability Check Web Tool Tutorial

Domain Availability Check allows you to verify the availability of a domain for registration. All you have to do is type the domain name into the search field and click Check.

Domain Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

Domain Monitor Web Tool Tutorial

Domain Monitor allows you to monitor changes in the selected domain WHOIS records and track both existing and not yet registered domains.

Domains & Subdomains Discovery Web Tool Tutorial

Domains & Subdomains Discovery Web Tool Tutorial

Domains & Subdomains Discovery Lookup allows you to identify all domains and subdomains that contain all the Include terms and none of the Exclude terms. You can discover domains only, subdomains only, or both. Also, you can specify where the search term should be placed in the domain name: start with, end with, contains, contains the word, to narrow down the results according to your needs.

The Domain Research Suite (DRS) Guide for Journalistic and Media Research

As an aggregator of WHOIS, DNS, and IP data, WhoisXML API can help back up journalistic investigations with verifiable online facts about domains and websites. Researchers and media professionals can use our 9-in-1 hosted Domain Research Suite (DRS) platform to investigate suspicious domains, detect domain registration trends, keep track of the government’s or private sector’s actions towards errant websites, and more.

13 Ways to Increase Brand Reputation and Protect It

13 Ways to Increase Brand Reputation and Protect It

When talking about brand reputation, one of the first things that come to mind is reviews. What are customers saying about your product or service? While that is true, there is more to a brand’s reputation than racking up positive reviews. We delved deeper into brand reputation in this post and provided some actionable tips and valuable tools to manage it effectively.

The Ultimate Guide to Branding in 2021

If you run a business, there's never been a better time to stand out from the crowd. Still, to make sure you're at the forefront of your industry, you'll need to learn how to take a brand from concept through to execution. This guide provides the latest information you need to get your company noticed and create an identity that lasts.

DRS Video Tutorial #1 — A Brief Overview

Check out this explanatory video looking at a series of examples and DRS queries for security and other purposes.

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