Speaking of Malware
The Strongarm Blog

DNSWatch Blocking Popular Websites: A Recap and Future Plans

April 17, 2018 | By Patrick Cloke

Last February, DNSWatch mistakenly blocked popular domain names (you can see the details in our past blogpost). Since then we have been creating a plan to limit the possibility of this happening in the future. Recap: What happened? DNSWatch periodically updates the list of domains...


OpenPhish, Reddit, and Twitter: Domain Feeds Update, September 2017

September 18, 2017 | By Patrick Cloke

We’ve been working to add additional sources of malicious domains since our last update. These sources provide malicious domains that we block to keep them from causing harm on our customers’ networks. The past couple of months we focused on finding sources of domains that...


Domain Feeds Update: July 2017

July 10, 2017 | By Patrick Cloke

We’re always researching new sources of malicious domains to block via Strongarm. In addition to harnessing the collective intelligence provided by Strongarm customers using our community feed, we’ve also recently added three new domain feeds (sources of malicious domains) to Strongarm. These sources provide us...


Exploit Kits on the Rise: January Malware Report

January 10, 2017 | By Patrick Cloke

At Strongarm we’re constantly updating our intelligence sources to categorize domains as malicious and block them. Over the past week, we added more than 1,200 domains that were reported as malicious and removed a few that were found to be false positives or to no...


Strongarm Domain Feed Updates: May 2016

May 17, 2016 | By Patrick Cloke

Strongarm now automatically blackholes domains from three new feeds: Malc0de: This source contains a list of domains known to be hosting malicious binaries during the past 30 days. This list currently contains over 250 domains and is updated daily. Indicators from Fidelis: These high-confidence indicators...


More domain feeds: Bambenek active C&C domains and Internet Storm Center

April 11, 2016 | By Patrick Cloke

We recently added support for a list of known, active C&C domains from John Bambenek of Bambenek Consulting. This adds over 300 known bad domains from the following malware families: CryptoLocker GameOver Zeus PushDo matsnu tinba qakbot Additionally, we've added support for the suspicious domains...