Chinese domain investors : 1 billion accounts leaked on the Dark Web

Domain investors from China should perform a thorough change of passwords across their social media accounts without delay. Details of more than 1 billion accounts from large Chinese service providers have been packaged and are being resold on the so-called “Dark Web,” an underground group of sites operating on the Tor network. According to a […]

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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 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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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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DomainTools rolls out Domain Pre-Crime software add-on

DomainTools, the quintessential tool for domain research, is participating at Black Hat 2016, the security expo event – at booth #472. Today, second and final day of the infosec event, DomainTools is rolling out new research software addressing the issues of domain theft and cybercrime. “A lot of domain investors are familiar with Iris, our […]

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Chinese domain sales report : Hacker sentenced to 4 years in US prison

Cybercrime originating from China often accounts for the majority of current attacks against the US military cyberspace. According to an announcement by the US Justice Department: “A Chinese national who admitted to participating in a years-long conspiracy that involved Chinese military officers hacking into the computer networks of major U.S. defense contractors in order to […]

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Domain crime : Omed.com is a stolen domain name

For years, cybercriminals have been targeting domain owners to take over valuable domains. The number of domain theft incidents has skyrocketed since 2014, after an ICANN-mandated account verification led to the creation of spoofed, “phishing” email campaigns mimicking legitimate registrar requests. In the case of Omed.com, a domain registered in 2000 with development in mind, […]

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Sino-Russian conspiracy : Domains used to steal bank account credentials

Russian cybercriminals hiding behind fake Chinese WHOIS have launched sophisticated phishing attacks. Targeting owners of major US bank accounts, the attacks involve the registration of domains resembling those of financial institutions; most of these domains are registered with Chinese domain registrars. Chase Bank is one such example we covered; Wells Fargo is another such incident. […]

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Domain crime : Chase Bank was targeted with phishing domain updateaccountonline.com

Last week we revealed how the account structure of Wells Fargo was used by cybercriminals who registered a similar domain. Now it’s the time of Chase Bank; cybercriminals registered the domain updateaccountonline.com and are using it in phishing emails. Falsifying the email so as to appear to arrive from Chase Bank, the registrant of the […]

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Phishing domain takes advantage of Wells Fargo subdomain structure

Domain phishing is one of the primary techniques cybercriminals use, in order to steal personal and financial information. Posing as legitimate web sites such as banks, phishing emails direct their unsuspecting victims to a portal that resembles that of a major, reputable institution. To make things more believable, cybercriminals study and often replicate the full […]

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Domain crime : Anticyber- squatting Consumer Protection Act used to recover 256.com

For the second year in a row, the number of domain theft incidents continued to present a serious challenge to domain owners. Since early 2014, the requirement by ICANN for registrars to present registrants with contact verification methods, generated a huge increase in mass email phishing. Domain theft, the unlawful change in ownership of domain […]

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