Carel Bitter updates us on Spamhaus, botnet C&C, and criminal domain name usage trends

Carel Bitter is Head of Data at Spamhaus. I was fortunate to interview him last year for the iQ Podcast #5: “How Spamhaus addresses DNS Abuse.” It’s still worth checking out if you missed it!

And last month, I was delighted to catch up again with Carel, this time in person while attending Nordic Domains 2022 in Stockholm. I asked him to spare 25 minutes to provide us with an update on Spamhaus’ DNS abuse fighting activities among other topics, such as:

  • The latest in cyber threats that they track
  • Regulatory interest observations, and related reports on domain abuse
  • Criminal domain name usage trends that propagate phishing, malware, and botnets
  • The issues of trust, authenticating users
  • How botnet command and control points work
  • Potential threats due to the war in Ukraine

In addition to subscribing/following and listening wherever you get your podcasts, you can also listen to this interview via the Alexa Home Assistant.

Just say: “Alexa, play iQ Global Podcast, Episode 17.”

You can also listen via iQ’s YouTube channel:

Published by pinkybrand

I publish to three blogs. One (PinkysEye.com) is related to my lifelong interest in photography, video, travel, and telling stories. The second (PinkyBrand.com) addresses my experiences and opinions in the domain name industry, where I’ve spent the better part of the last 26 years at the registry, registrar, and consulting levels. The third (iq.global/blog) shares knowledge and updates from iQ Global AS regarding cybersecurity, business intelligence, DNS abuse, DevOps, and consulting for the domain name and hosting industries.

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