It’s Valentine’s Day, and the FBI seized on the opportunity to inform love-stricken social media users about the proliferation of “romance scams” around this day. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that the criminals who carry out romance scams are experts at what they do. They spend hours honing their skills and sometimes keep journals […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
McPherson Hospital officials scrambled to provide the general public with an announcement over their former domain name, McPhersonMemorial.org. The Hospital allowed its former domain name to expire, since three years previously, the hospital name had changed and its official web domain name was updated to McPhersonHospital.org. According to the announcement, that action was made on […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
There’s one more a reason that the FBI sent its representative to NamesCon 2015, aside from participating in the stolen domains debate. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been monitoring the amount and type of web site defacements, performed by ISIS sympathizers. In particular, it seems that a lot of this type of hacking activity […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
During NamesCon 2015, an FBI Cyber Agent joined us on the panel discussing Security and Domain Theft Prevention. It was an interesting and educating discussion for all of us involved in the documentation and reversal of domain theft. The FBI operates a team of Cyber Agents that tackle matters of computer threats, Internet attacks, digital […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Just like statements of impending suicide, death threats should always be taken very seriously. A person inquiring about a domain name on Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales, did not like the domain owner’s pricing, and threatened him with physical harm: “Likewise regarding attitude. The default message from the service you’re using/set up to sell your […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the domain names, and shut down the web sites MyRedbook.com and SFRedbook.com early Wednesday morning. Their operators were charged with aiding a racketeering enterprise, and several counts of money laundering, after generating as much as $5 million dollars from prostitution fees. According to the indictment: “The websites hosted […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
These days, information is everything; the amount of raw data collected on everyday activities can be astounding. WHOIS information is collected at the time a domain is registered or altered, and while a single domain name can’t always reveal much, data analysis across the entire WHOIS database can lead to some interesting conclusions. Donuts, Inc., […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
More domains practicing the illegal game of selling counterfeit goods and soliciting piracy were seized today by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a message, the U.S. State Department declared: “Seizure orders have been executed against 150 domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Not content with taking over domains that are used to sell counterfeit products, the FBI has scored against international crime, once again. This time around, FBI is targeting bad domains. Not the ones with malicious content but just that: domains that are so bad and crappy that they aren’t worth reg fee. “We are doing […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.