Oversee.net announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement between DomainSponsor and internet security company Team Cymru to help improve security on the internet. It seems that DomainSponsor‘s large number of parked domains are being leveraged as a giant honeypot – potentially attracting malicious traffic. Team Cymru wil then analyze the traffic – incuding the malicious traffic. According to Oversee.net:
Given the size and scope of Oversee’s DomainSponsor traffic monetization network, it is in a uniquely advantageous position to help detect and identify potentially malicious communications to share via its relationship with Team Cymru to benefit the wider Internet Security Community. As part of the Agreement, DomainSponsor will provide Team Cymru with information on suspected fraudulent traffic hitting its network. After analyzing this real-time information, Team Cymru will then facilitate the communication of malicious activity to the Internet Security Community. It is expected that this real-time early warning system created by Oversee and Team Cymru will help Internet Service Providers (ISPs), hosting companies and other entities take preventative steps to protect their networks from being adversely affected by malicious activity online.Another key element of the agreement involves Team Cymru providing Oversee with tools and data that will help it take additional steps to identify and block malicious traffic on its network.