New DNS vulnerability allows ‘nation-state level spying’ on companies

Security researchers found a new class of DNS vulnerabilities impacting major DNS-as-a-Service (DNSaaS) providers that could allow attackers to access sensitive information from corporate networks.

DNSaaS providers (also known as managed DNS providers) provide DNS renting services to other organizations that do not want to manage and secure yet another network asset on their own.

As revealed at the Black Hat security conference by cloud security firm Wiz researchers Shir Tamari and Ami Luttwak, these DNS flaws provide threat actors with nation-state intelligence harvesting capabilities with a simple domain registration.

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