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Sebastien Tricaud (stricaud inl fr) (1 replies)
regarding malicious domains becoming inactive Nov 04 2008 06:35AM
Bhatnagar, Mayank (mbhatnagar ipolicynetworks com) (2 replies)
Re: regarding malicious domains becoming inactive Nov 04 2008 04:28PM
Sushant Sinha (sushant umich edu) (1 replies)
Re: regarding malicious domains becoming inactive Nov 05 2008 06:16AM
yelukati mahendra (mahendra_yn yahoo com)
Re: regarding malicious domains becoming inactive Nov 04 2008 04:22PM
Andre D. Correa (andre correa pobox com)
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Hi,

as a maintainer of a black list myself - www.malwarepatrol.net, I can
tell you what my policy is. We collect URLs pointing to Malware and
analyze the binaries. If a Malware is found, it's URL and domain go to
block lists. This process is fully automated.

To keep the block lists fresh we visit daily each and every address in
our database. Not just the active ones but also the unavailable. This
way we catch URLs that go unreachable for some time and later reappear.
This behavior is not rare, a very common situation is Malware hosted in
free web providers, it may get unavailable really quickly because of
bandwidth consumption limits but the next day it gets available again.

If you don't have enough resources to verify all domains daily, but for
instance just every week, I'd suggest you keep the infected domains in
your list of signatures for one extra verification cycle (i.e. a domain
is removed from the list just if it is unreachable on two consecutive
verifications). Don't forget to make clear to your users and to domain
administrators why you do this.

Good luck!

Best regards.

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Bhatnagar, Mayank wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Often we find while analyzing malwares that malicious domains become
> inactive after some period of time.
>
> They may be active during initial period of activity, malwares when
> executed connecting to these domains, these domains then sending
> malicious files....binaries etc.....but just as soon as this information
> is being known or the behavior has been captured by IDS/IPS signatures
> blocking this domain, soon the domain itself become inactive.
>
> What do you feel should be the responsibility of IDS/IPS solution
> providers? I feel keeping track of such domains (live or down) in an
> automated manner may be one possibility, keeping a signature for some
> time as a measure of protection another. Also maintaining blacklists of
> these domains may be helpful.
>
> How should one handle such cases? Any ideas?
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> Mayank
>
>
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