Stop a global botnet attack a month in advance
About the company
Quad9 Protective DNS serve billions of resolutions each day, providing Internet protection worldwide
– Bfore.ai and Quad9 forged partnership to augment protective DNS with PreCrime Network predictive cyberthreat intelligence.
– On December 21st, a large botnet attack was blocked by prediction shared more than a month earlier
– The attack lasts 24 hours and produced 94,000 unique resolutions per minute.
In their quest for continuous improvement, Quad9 was seeking to add value to existing users and enhance coverage of their Protective DNS.
Quad9 is a free service that replaces your default ISP or Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration. When a computer performs any Internet transaction that uses the DNS (and most transactions do), Quad9 blocks lookups of malicious hostnames from an up-to-the-minute list of threats. This blocking action protects homes and businesses networks, mobile device, or IoT systems against a wide range of threats such as malware, phishing, spyware, and botnets.
Bfore.ai and Quad9 forged partnership to augment protective DNS with PreCrime Network predictive cyberthreat intelligence.
The integration of Bfore.ai and Quad9 provides more than 30k of new and unique indicators of future cyber threats, enabling their customers to be protected by cyber attacks before they even start.
PreCrime Network with the predictive power of PreCrime, company’s proprietary AI engine, brings sophisticated predictive capabilities to avoid domain-based attacks by offering forecasting of malicious attack vectors from six hours to multiple weeks in advance of attacks.
How it happened
Quad9 saw immediate value in mid-December 2021 with it. Quad9 blocked an attack 30 days before it started. At its peak, the attack produced 94,000 unique resolutions per minute for over 24 hours. Bfore.ai predicted and delivered the malicious domain in early November 2021 and shared it with Quad9 for preemptive blocking.
November 2021 - Bfore.ai predicted the malicious domain yuansuo(dot)xyz. Quad9 takes premptive actions and blocks newly predicted malicious domains by Bfore.Ai. 30 days later in December 2021 - Quad9 registerd more than 365 million hits from it. The attack lasts 24 hours and produced 94,000 unique resolutions per minute.
More than 3M daily scoring
Average 90k daily predicted malicious domains.
<0.05% false positive rate.
24/7 target detection and automated action rules.
Easily integrated with existing platforms & by Restful API.
We’re excited to add Bfore.Ai to the Quad9 threat-intelligence portfolio and are impressed with the significant ‘win’ that was visible so soon after our deployment of their threat intelligence feed
Each and every one of these threat blocking events saves a user from being harmed, and we’re pleased to be able to offer the benefits of Bfore.Ai’s predictive threat technology to everyone.
Danielle Deibler, Director of Threat Intelligence for Quad9