Feeds

PegasHosting gets its wings clipped

Plug partly pulled on 'scam-friendly' ISP

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Cybercrime-friendly Ukrainian ISP PegasHosting has been partially taken offline.

The main range of IP addresses used by the ISP - which has been associated with hosting phishing mule scam sites and all manner of badness - has been null-routed, following action by one of its upstream providers.

"Hosted web sites include fake pharmacies, fake job sites, hacking, porn and what appear to be fake dating sites," security blog dynamoo.com reports.

"Blocking the entire 178.162.135.0/24 (178.162.135.0 - 178.162.135.255) will probably do you no harm."

PegasHosting continues to operate through other IP ranges associated with two different upstream providers. Security campaigners are lobbying these providers, one of which feeds into Global Crossing, to pull the plug on PegasHosting.

A list of the dodgy domains associated with PegasHosting can be found in a blog post by hpHosts here. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released
File under 'this is going to hurt you more than it hurts me'
Canadian taxman says hundreds pierced by Heartbleed SSL skewer
900 social insurance numbers nicked, says revenue watchman
German space centre endures cyber attack
Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out
Burnt out on patches this month? Oracle's got 104 MORE fixes for you
Mass patch for issues across its software catalog
Reddit users discover iOS malware threat
'Unflod Baby Panda' looks to snatch Apple IDs
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.