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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
U.S. authorities have charged the alleged owner of today’s most visited illegal file-sharing website, KickassTorrents.com, with criminal copyright infringement and have seized domain names associated with the website. According to the US Department of Justice, Artem Vaulin, 30, a Ukrainian citizen, was arrested today in Poland and is charged by criminal complaint. The charges include […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain theft is a crime. Stealing domains amounts to removing a valuable asset that belongs to someone else, and it’s no different than stealing a car, for example. For many years, domain names have been stolen, and overseer ICANN does not currently offer the type of domain ownership record, or title, made available to owners […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The three letter .com domain, GLC.com, has been reported as stolen. According to information acquired by domain broker, James Booth, GLC.com was confirmed as stolen by its legitimate owner, Mr. Christopher C. Hyun. The theft occurred in early March, when GLC.com was moved to GoDaddy, away from a Network Solutions account. Its owner, who operates […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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. […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It took nearly four months for the owner of the domain 14491.com to get it back, after Chinese cybercriminals stole it. In November 2015, we covered the domain theft incident that involved seven valuable numeric and short domains. With the assistance of the losing registrar, GoDaddy, six of the seven domains were returned in a […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Happy Thanksgiving! A domain owner has more reasons to celebrate today, with extra wine, as the majority of his domains that were stolen, have been returned to his GoDaddy account. GoDaddy acted quickly, recovering almost all of the domain names reported as stolen yesterday. The only one remaining in stolen status, is 14491.com which has […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When a certain genre of domains increases in value, cybercriminals target it. With short domains – letters or numbers – becoming valuable for buyers in China, it’s not surprising that more domain thefts are reported daily. The owner of a cache of domains at GoDaddy recently discovered that the following domain names were stolen from […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A persistent hacker gained access to domain power-seller Ali Zandi’s accounts, attempting to sell his premium domains. Far from being simply annoying, the criminal acts of the individual(s) involved caused monetary loss, and generated frustration, stress and plenty of wasted time. After more than 24 hours, Zandi reported that he has regained full control of […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.