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icanhazip.com lives on with the same mission, but with a new owner 🤗
I recently updated the icanhazip FAQ about the resurgence of the Upatre malware and how it’s abusing icanhazip.com. The abuse reports keep coming into the ISP’s where I host the site and it’s becoming a challenge to defend each one. From what I’ve read, Upatre is a piece of malware that has been around in one form or another since 2013. Somewhere along the way, it began making calls to icanhazip.
I really enjoy operating icanhazip.com and the other domains. It’s fun to run some really busy services and find ways to reduce resource consumption and the overall cost of hosting. My brain has a knack for optimization and improving the site is quite fun for me. So much so that I’ve decided to host all of icanhazip.com out of my own pocket starting today. However, something seriously needs to change.
UPDATE 2014-08-07: Websense emailed me to say that the site has been reviewed and found to be safe. It may take some time for all of their products to receive the updated classification. Quite a few emails and IRC messages hit my screen today about icanhazip.com being blocked by Websense products. The report on Websense’s site claims shows that the site is part of a bot network: The URL analyzed is currently compromised to serve malicious content to visitors.