In this blog, we identify the five critical infrastructure requirements cybersecurity solutions MUST achieve maximum user protection from malicious threats.
Malicious URLs, or malicious websites, are sites which are used by malicious cyber attackers (MCAs) to host viruses, exploits and other types of malware.
Malicious website detection is a critical capability for service providers, businesses and network security vendors because these are the threats which can compromise networks leading to data breaches, ransomware attacks, malware infections, etc. Real-time identification of URLs and IPs associated with threats and exploits are detected at the domain, full-path, or page-level and subsequently enabling filtering or blocking of traffic to or from sites, pages or IPs classified as malicious, phishing, fraud, botnet or some other exploit from the following categories: Ad Fraud, Botnet, Command and Control (C2) Centers, Compromised Sites & Links to Malware, Cryptocurrency Mining, Malware Call-Home, Malware Distribution Point, Phishing/Fraud, Spam URLs, or Spyware & Questionable Software.
Unfortunately, protecting yourself against malicious threats online is constant battle in this day and age. Security researchers and media outlets have a seemingly never-ending list of topics and events to cover—driving a constant pressure and awareness that we’re not safe online.
Learn about zvelo’s unique hybrid approach to web content categorization and malicious detection. With over 20 years of experience and partnerships with some of the world’s leading anti-virus, MSSPs, and communications companies—zvelo’s next-generation approach achieves industry-leading coverage and accuracy for end users worldwide.
In a previous blog, we explored the important differences between base domains and full path URLs. In this post, we wanted to take a step back and cover the basics—the individual structural elements of a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
zveloLABS® has reported statistics and trends about the most visited types of malicious URLs by the international end users of zvelo’s technology partners. These OEM Partners include well over 100 of the world’s leading service providers, UTM and gateway appliance vendors, web filtering and parental controls solutions software makers, online advertising and brand safety technology providers, web analytics firms and many more. The data sample was extracted from actual URLs queried to and contextually categorized by the zveloNET® cloud systems during Q3 of 2012, and numbered in the tens of millions, yet far from the billions of non-malicious queries seen daily. The findings, statistics and trends shed new light on the seriousness, frequency, and negative consequences of compromised (hacked) websites hosted worldwide, and more importantly, accentuates the importance of adequate web filtering and network security.