When a device connected to the internet gets attacked by phishing, spam, malware, or other cyberattacks, it has been victimized by abusive IP. This can leave a long-lasting mark on the reputation of the IP address and hinder business operations in the short-term. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the effects of this type of abuse.
How are IP addresses protected?
Abuse can take a variety of forms, but all of them are designed to steal personal information, hurt a company’s reputation, and cause financial damage. In order to prevent such incidents, businesses must take the necessary precautions to keep their systems and devices protected. This includes understanding what abusive IP is and how to protect against it.
To help combat this issue, the RIPE NCC has partnered with other organizations and service providers to provide a number of different reporting tools for abuse. Using these services allows companies to identify and report instances of abuse in a timely fashion. These reports can then be used to limit access to an IP address if it becomes a target for malicious activity.
This is an important tool to have in place because it helps prevent malicious IP address hijacking and spoofing. By identifying these kinds of attacks, businesses can act quickly to prevent them from impacting their reputation or finances. It also allows them to take the appropriate measures to stop the attack in its tracks and avoid getting blacklisted in the future.