Avalanche botnet takedown

Justin Paine justin at cloudflare.com
Thu Dec 1 21:06:39 UTC 2016


straight from the horse's mouth -- they said  "99.99% of the 900,000
domains" have been sinkholed.

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Justin Paine
Head of Trust & Safety
Cloudflare Inc.
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On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:02 PM, J. Hellenthal <jhellenthal at dataix.net> wrote:
> 99% ? That's a pretty high figure there.
>
> --
>  Onward!,
>  Jason Hellenthal,
>  Systems & Network Admin,
>  Mobile: 0x9CA0BD58,
>  JJH48-ARIN
>
> On Dec 1, 2016, at 14:56, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 05:34:26PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
>> [...] 800,000 domain names used to control it.
>
> 1. Which is why abusers are registrars' best customers and why
> (some) registrars work so very hard to support and shield them.
>
> 2. As an aside, I've been doing a little research project for a
> few years, focused on domains.  I've become convinced that *at least*
> 99% of domains belong to abusers: spammers, phishers, typosquatters,
> malware distributors, domaineers, combinations of these, etc.
>
> In the last year, I've begun thinking that 99% is a serious underestimate.
> (And it most certainly is in some of the new gTLDs.)
>
> ---rsk
>


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