A very high quantity of botnet false alerts being reported on our appliance. Using 9.1.3.
Botnet report alerts as noted below:
Repeatedly visited (10) the same URL 188.8.131.52/
Repeatedly visited (30) the same URL 184.108.40.206/
Repeatedly visited (69) the same URL 220.127.116.11
Visited malware URL tdsjsext1.life/ExtService.svc/getextparams .
18.104.22.168 resolves to app-id “google-base”/443
If you check the above IP addresses, you will see a common factor, it looks like this is normal behaviour for Googles ad platform?
How to fix this issue?
The botnet reports anything that is connecting directly to an IP address instead of an FQDN; while this is common in Ad networks, the firewall doesn't maintain a list of IPs that is "common" to be connecting directly due to these bad practices. The only thing that is really saying is that someone connected directly to an IP address, and doing so can be an indication of an issue.
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