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Any data on botnets and their correspondence to Verizon's DSL network?

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Any data on botnets and their correspondence to Verizon's DSL network?

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I know correlation doesn't necessarily imply causation, but it's a starting point. Their disregard for security beyond their own perimeter would seem likely to be causing $$$ losses. Are they insured for that? Is there an investors relations board on here? Some relevant thread maybe? Thanks.

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Just curious, what are you looking for information on? Any ISP has to deal with the risks of customer devices becoming a botnet. From the random toaster to someone's malware infected computer. When ISPs get alerted of malicious traffic from one of their IPs, like a DDoS attack or Botnet/C&C/E-mail spam, they have an obligation to investigate the traffic. Just provide evidence to the Abuse e-mail on the WHOIS Record for the IP address. Customers breaking TOS can be disconnected, and customers who are unknowingly sending bad traffic can be "trapped" and made to call tech support so their PC or device can be found and fixed. 

 

A lot of people don't practice good security hygiene, and there is only so much Verizon can do short of providing a walled garden like AOL did in the past. Just poke around Shodan.io for a while and see all sorts of insecure garbage exposed to the Internet. CLDAP, LDAP, unpatched SMB, HTTPS servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed, critical infrastructure, etc...

 

Standard operating procedure at any ISP.

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Re: Any data on botnets and their correspondence to Verizon's DSL network?

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Just curious, what are you looking for information on? Any ISP has to deal with the risks of customer devices becoming a botnet. From the random toaster to someone's malware infected computer. When ISPs get alerted of malicious traffic from one of their IPs, like a DDoS attack or Botnet/C&C/E-mail spam, they have an obligation to investigate the traffic. Just provide evidence to the Abuse e-mail on the WHOIS Record for the IP address. Customers breaking TOS can be disconnected, and customers who are unknowingly sending bad traffic can be "trapped" and made to call tech support so their PC or device can be found and fixed. 

 

A lot of people don't practice good security hygiene, and there is only so much Verizon can do short of providing a walled garden like AOL did in the past. Just poke around Shodan.io for a while and see all sorts of insecure garbage exposed to the Internet. CLDAP, LDAP, unpatched SMB, HTTPS servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed, critical infrastructure, etc...

 

Standard operating procedure at any ISP.

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