Spamhaus issued the Botnet threat report 2017
Spamhaus Malware Labs issued block List (SBL) listings for more than 9,500 botnet Command & Control servers on 1,122 different networks in 2017. Botnet controllers play a key role in operations conducted by cybercriminals who are using infected machines to send out spam, ransomware, launch DDoS attacks, commit banking fraud, click-fraud or to mine cryptocurrencies. The report expects that that securing and protecting IoT devices will be a core topic in 2018. In conclusion Spamhaus urges registries and registrars to take their responsibility by implementing appropriate mechanisms to prevent fraudulent domain registrations.