4 February 2019
TheIPregistry.org block list is working successfully at UCL (London). UCL is one of the first libraries to download the block list from theIPregistry.org and it has reported that the list is providing a valuable source of information, helping to identify and secure compromised accounts.
TheIPregistry.org block list is currently freely available to libraries. The list has been created by users of the IP-intrusion.org service for publishers. This service helps publishers to identify the true source of intrusions while using theIPregistry.org data to provide a whitelist of university library IP addresses. The block list is a list of IP addresses that have been identified as the source of spamming, phishing, hacking and other forms of cyber-crime.
The objective is that IP-intrusion.org will become a community liaison hub where libraries and publishers can share detailed information about intrusions so they can protect themselves from future threats. Libraries will be alerted about breaches in real time, they will investigate the source IP and share the details, so other organisations can block cyber-attacks from the source before they even happen. This should help to protect publishers’ copyrighted content, universities’ intellectual property and researchers’ personal data and identities.
For more information about the block list libraries should contact email@example.com. For more information about the IP intrusion service publishers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.