News & Insights

The Shadowserver Foundation Threat Report: A Spotlight on Africa

April 30, 2020
This blog is the first in a series in which we will take a look at different world regions in order to demonstrate what taking a more holistic view of our data can reveal - starting with the African continent. The derived insight helps us better drive our outreach activities and hopefully allows National CSIRTs in the region, as well as numerous other authorities/partners and private enterprises, to enhance their incident response coordination and share information from our public benefit victim remediation network reports with local communities in a more effective manner.

New Data Center Requirements - Can You Help Host Shadowserver?

April 22, 2020
Shadowserver urgently needs to move our current data center by August 2020. We are blogging our data center requirements for hosting and colocation providers, or other companies who might be able to help provide a new home for our public benefit services for the global Internet. Please reach out and get in touch if you can help.

Data Center Migration Deadline Extended Due To COVID-19

April 9, 2020
The original deadline for Shadowserver to move our data center has been extended from May 26th to August 31st 2020, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and Silicon Valley 'Shelter in Place' lockdowns. This extension provides us with some much needed additional time to continue raising funding for our 2020 operations, such as the recently received donation from cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX.

Progress In 2020 Funding Challenge - Thanks To Fantastic Global Supporters, But More Help Still Needed!

April 2, 2020
Our first status update on the critical initial milestone in Shadowserver's urgent 2020 funding challenge. Great progress from our awesome community, with particular thanks to philanthropist Craig Newmark, but more help still needed to fully secure our data center operations in 2020. Join with us to continue protecting victims of cybercrime and help protect the Internet.

Saving Shadowserver and Securing the Internet — Why You Should Care & How You Can Help

March 16, 2020
Shadowserver has unexpectedly lost the financial support of our largest sponsor. We need to transition the impacted operations staff and move our data center by May 26th 2020. This is an extremely aggressive timeline. We urgently appeal to our constituents and the community to rally together, help save Shadowserver and help secure the Internet. This is the initial announcement and the index page to more detailed supporting content.

Shadowserver 2020 Urgent Need - Just The Summary

March 16, 2020
Shadowserver has unexpectedly lost the financial support of our largest sponsor. We need to transition the impacted operations staff and move our data center by May 26th 2020. This is an extremely aggressive timeline. We urgently appeal to our constituents and the community to rally together, help save Shadowserver and help secure the Internet. This is the shorter summary of the situation.

Shadowserver 2020 Urgent Need - The Full Story

March 16, 2020
Shadowserver has unexpectedly lost the financial support of our largest sponsor. We need to transition the impacted operations staff and move our data center by May 26th 2020. This is an extremely aggressive timeline. We urgently appeal to our constituents and the community to rally together, help save Shadowserver and help secure the Internet. Read the full story here.

Shadowserver 2020 Urgent Need - Background and Evolution

March 16, 2020
Shadowserver has unexpectedly lost the financial support of our largest sponsor. We need to transition the impacted operations staff and move our data center by May 26th 2020. This is an extremely aggressive timeline. We urgently appeal to our constituents and the community to rally together, help save Shadowserver and help secure the Internet. Learn Shadowserver's background and how we evolved to become what we are today.

Shadowserver 2020 Urgent Need - How Can You Help

March 16, 2020
Shadowserver has unexpectedly lost the financial support of our largest sponsor. We need to transition the impacted operations staff and move our data center by May 26th 2020. This is an extremely aggressive timeline. We urgently appeal to our constituents and the community to rally together, help save Shadowserver and help secure the Internet. Learn more about how can you help Shadowserver and the community.

Has The Sun Set On The Necurs Botnet?

March 15, 2020
Private sector partners Microsoft and Bitsight announced their disruption of the Necurs botnet on March 10th 2020. Shadowserver supported the operation, through the use of our Registrar of Last Resort (RoLR) for helping to deal with the millions of potential DGA C2 domains involved, and by making available our victim remediation reporting channels. In this blog post we provide our take on some of the more interesting aspects of this operation, analyze the sinkholed Necurs victim populations and compared their observed demographics with data from the previous decade of spambot takedowns.