InterCage suspends thousands of malware related sites
Only a few days after an article in the Washington Post and a detailed report by HostExploit [PDF] [Video] they (InterCage) have suspended thousands of malware related sites. Which is good news ... but it makes you wonder if these sites will simply be transfered elsewhere, or the criminals will just register thousands of new sites and continue with their activities ... since these culprits depend on the revenue generated by their illegal activities, I predict they will pop-up elsewhere very soon.
I happened to notice this myself (amount of suspended domains) when running a program I use to validate the DNS of each entry in the HOSTS file. Usually it returns a hundred or so sites that have either expired or suspended, Parked, etc. ... (since the last update) however this time the amount was huge!
Although the "comments" (must read) to the article by "Emil Kacperski" appear to be nothing more than the usual spin ... mainly complaining why other hosting domains are not mentioned ... it seems that exposing the activities by InterCage has produced some results ... for now. It will be interesting to see the outcome of Brian Krebs other scheduled related articles ...