February 13, 2019 10:44 PM
The Curious Case of the Garden State Imposter
Dealing with abuse complaints isn’t easy, for any Internet company. The variety of subject matters at issue, the various legal and regulatory requirements, and the uncertain intentions of complaining parties combine to create a ridiculously complex situation....
December 12, 2017 2:00 PM
Why Some Phishing Emails Are Mysteriously Disappearing
Phishing is the absolute worst. Unfortunately, sometimes phishing campaigns use Cloudflare for the very convenient, free DNS. ...
May 07, 2017 7:35 PM
Anonymity and Abuse Reports
Last Thursday, ProPublica published an article critiquing our handling of some abuse reports that we receive. Feedback from the article caused us to reevaluate how we handle abuse reports. As a result, we've decided to update our abuse reporting system....
April 24, 2015 12:17 AM
Of Phishing Attacks and WordPress 0days
Proxying around 5% of the Internet’s requests gives us an interesting vantage point from which to observe malicious behavior. However, it also makes us a target. ...
August 20, 2012 8:39 PM
Back in late 2009, CloudFlare's service began to take shape and our website first went online. While in the early days I had contributed to CloudFlare's early code, we quickly hired engineers to join Lee's team who were far smarter than I. ...
July 13, 2012 9:47 PM
Thoughts on Abuse
One of the behind the scenes topics we think about a lot at CloudFlare is how to handle abuse of our network. I realized that we hadn't exposed our thoughts on this clearly enough. In the next few days, we'll be making some minor updates to our Terms of Service....
July 01, 2012 7:28 PM
Protecting CloudFlare sites from phishing
As the internet has grown, phishing attacks have continued to be a problem. While better awareness and focus on security has helped reduce their number, the RSA and other services tracking phishing still show that somewhere between 20-30,000 phishing attacks generally occur every...