Microsoft's Seizure of No-IP Domains Disrupted Criminals & Innocents Alike

03 Jul 2014

Dark Reading, By Sara Peters

Microsoft successfully disrupted roughly one-quarter of the APT actors Kaspersky monitors, but took down millions of innocent hostnames too.

Researchers at Kaspersky say that Microsoft's takeover of 22 No-IP dynamic DNS servers hit the Syrian Electronic Army and other cybercrime groups hard, but it also disrupted innocent users' business in the process. Microsoft says the trouble is resolved. No-IP says it isn't. An apparently-unrelated DDoS attack on the website hit Tuesday, adding to the trouble. Read more.