New domain registration scam intends to spread malware, ransomware

A new domain registration scam is attempting to spread malware and ransomware via email. The emails, sent by cybercriminals in Russia and Ukraine, pretend to bear domain registration notices. The spear-phishing email reads: Whois Data Reminder <support@fromhost%> Dear customer: You have successfully registered ***.com. Order ID: [redacted] Domain registered date: 2017-01-09 Domain expired date: 2018-01-09 […]

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NameCheap promo for .US domains seeded spammer’s domain portfolio

An unscrupulous spammer, blasting millions of emails daily, is using cheap .US registrations at NameCheap for his mass spamming. When domain registrars offer domain registrations below the $1 dollar threshold, spammers reap the benefits. Hiding behind a Cloudflare proxy DNS, the cybercriminals are using hosts in Russia, Estonia and elsewhere. Just like in the case […]

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Domain crime : Russian domain thief sold Zawa.com via GoDaddy auctions

Stanislav Khramov is a Russian domain thief with ongoing activities going back several years. While a full expos√© is in the works, this post is focused on the theft of Zawa.com, a domain that was stolen from its legitimate owner, Mr. Daniel Goodwin, in early 2016. As with many other cases Stanislav Khramov gained access […]

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Domain spammer using .TOP domains registered at Alpnames

A domain spammer is taking advantage of a current promo at Alpnames, registering dozens of .TOP domains and using them to send out spam. The unscrupulous cybercriminal is using Cloudflare to hide its current location. Dot .TOP ranked as the #3 most abused TLD by SpamHaus in early December; the current ranking raises it to […]

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Russian Methbot : Largest ad fraud operation earns $5 million daily targeting premium domains

Russian cybercriminals are making between $3 to $5 million dollars daily, by faking clicks on video ads. Operation Methbot was uncovered by cybersecurity firm White Ops. More than 6,000 premium domains were targeted and spoofed, and a huge network of bots fired clicks from US-based IP addresses that were obtained using fraudulent means. Released today, […]

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Yahoo security breach : One billion (1,000,000,000) user accounts have been hacked

In what appears to be the largest single hacking of user account data, Yahoo announced that 1 billion user accounts have been hacked. The attack occurred in 2013 but Yahoo just now confirms it, stating that it involved pretty much every bit of information stored by the users. Sensitive user information, such as names, telephone […]

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Alert : ThisDaddy.com scam continues to seek potential victims with cheap domain “Chips”

A scam operating from ThisDaddy.com, continues to seek potential victims among buyers of domain “Chips.” Priced well below market averages, the LLLL .com domains are being offered via email to various domain investors. There is no indication whatsoever that these domains are owned or brokered by the scammers behind ThisDaddy.com, a domain with a fake […]

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Operation Avalanche : Europol seizes 800,000 domain names in massive cybercrime bust

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, has helped dismantle a huge cybercrime network, during Operation Avalanche. After more than four years of investigation, the German police along with Europol, the US Department of Justice and the FBI have crushed the malware and ransomware network (botnet.) More than 800,000 domain names have been seized, blocked […]

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MintRX.com : UDRP failed to reclaim domain embattled in a business dispute against CredoBill

MintRX.com, a domain that was taken over by a credit processor company called CredoBill, became the focus of a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. Mint Pharmacy and Skin Clinic is a wholly owned business of PharmaMedRx LLC, with¬†the corporate office located in North Palm Beach, Florida. According to the UDRP process, Respondent took control […]

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Cybercrime : Chinese domain thief continues political charades and anti-USA rhetoric

A Chinese cybercriminal who stole several domains from domain investor, Chris Goh, continued his anti-USA rhetoric and threats. Instead of showing remorse over the domain theft, the Chinese thief justified his crime as “payback” for alleged crimes that the USA has committed or is committing. “The people of the world have to see the United […]

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Chinese domain thief : “USA is a bandit country”

A domain thief from China turned all political, making accusatory statements against the United States. Responding to the domain owner’s email about the stolen domains, the Chinese thief sent out a response full of anti-US sentiment (translated:) “The United States is a bandit country, the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, the Kingdom of Ryukyu, itself is […]

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Yumi.com : Dirty Chinese spammers continue to harass domain investors

Serial spamming outfit, Yumi.com, has sent out a new barrage of spam to email addresses harvested from the WHOIS of domain names. We first reported those unrepentant phucksticks in August, when they sent out emails that insinuated the domains’ owners were in some kind of legal trouble. That scamming email is now being followed by […]

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