News & Insights

Topic: Shadowserver

How two seconds become two days

November 17, 2015
At 3:37PM PST, we had a power blip in one of our datacenters.  In those two seconds, over 1,000 systems blinked offline.  As a non-profit, we don't have all of those niceties such as hot-hot datacenters or those new fangled UPSes.  Instead, we do it the old fashioned way, which means we are susceptible to power failures within the building our core systems reside.

What does complete failure smell like at Shadowserver?

August 15, 2015
In any corporation there is a fine line between success and failure.  Part of that is how each one is dealt with.  We at Shadowserver are as proud of our successes as we are of our failures.  We try to be upfront when something breaks and explains what occurred.  We failed completely at that this time as well.

You have Mail!

December 19, 2014
Whelp, there it happens again.  It seems that our filters blew up again and everyone is receiving a much larger set of data than normal.

In the Service of National CERT's

December 11, 2014
Our goal as always has been to get data about infected, compromised or abuse-able hosts to the network owners as efficiently as possible.  The most consistent and effective vehicle for that is using National CERT's.  In many ways they are the gateway to the rest of the networks of a country.

A bit too much DNS Data in Open Resolver Report from 2014-05-22

May 23, 2014
While this has been communicated via e-mail to most of our report recipients, we wanted to make a quick note on our blog regarding the Open Resolver report that recently went out dated 2014-05-22. Please disregard the DNS openresolver data from this data. It lists all DNS servers, not only the ones that are open resolvers.

Houston, we have a problem

March 29, 2014
Reporting has been fixed and all data going out in the reports again.

Reaffirmation of Values and Mission

May 23, 2012
Over the past seven years the Shadowserver Foundation has been successfully executing its mission to improve Internet Security by sharing information of compromised servers, malicious attackers and the spread of malware. We have been brazen in our core philosophy to share information freely and at no obligation.