Getting Rid of Abusive IP
IP abuse is an umbrella term for all kinds of cybercrime that include hacking, DDoS, spam, malware, and phishing attacks. It is a serious threat to your business, and it can be difficult to manage.
In addition to being a major security issue, abusive ip can also have significant financial and reputational impact on hosting, marketing and cybersecurity companies. This is especially true in the case of spam, which can end up on blocklists like Barracuda and Spamhaus to filter suspicious traffic.
When you connect to a service, your IP address is typically logged by the server that hosts the service, which can be used for analytics reports or to track abusive behavior. This data is important in separating typical harmless proxy or VPN connections from those that could be exploited for fraudulent activity, such as stealing credit card details, creating fake accounts, and sending SPAM.
The Hidden Threat of Abusive IPs: Understanding the Risks and Implementing Solution
As the global IP version 4 (IPv4) number resource becomes increasingly scarce, malicious actors have found ways to hijack IPs assigned by Regional Internet Registries and resell them for millions of dollars. While this is a significant problem, there are some things that you can do to mitigate the damage.
* Install a web server abuse script
A simple way to mitigate abusive ip is to install a web server abuse script that will monitor the traffic of your clients and detect when they are causing errors. These errors will trigger the abuse script to block that client ip.