Chinese domain market report : We didn’t hack the FDIC

Chinese hackers are allegedly targeting US corporations and even the FDIC. According to a report filed by a US congressional committee, China is behind hacking attacks against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Naturally, Chinese officials opposed to and denied such allegations, stating: “We have repeatedly said that whoever puts forward […]

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Hacking update : All is well with Ali Zandi’s domains

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 […]

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Domain crime : Hacker targeted domain power-broker, Ali Zandi

The email account of domain power-broker, Ali Zandi, was repeatedly hacked; Zandi himself reported the incident in a NamePros thread. What is more disturbing, is the fact that the cybercriminal involved in this brazen hacking attack, attempted to sell Zandi’s domain assets: “They tried to sell my domain names. I have multiple security features, so […]

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Hacked : CVSphoto.com announces loss of customer credit card information

CVS has joined the pantheon of compromised retailers; after Target and Home Depot, CVS has apparently succumbed to a hacking attack. The online photo department of CVS is operated independently, and it’s now temporarily closed down. Currently, at CVSPhoto.com the following announcement is displayed: “We have been made aware that customer credit card information collected […]

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Rogue IP: 188.81.163.114

Rogue IPs that attempt to infiltrate our server are getting exposed. We aren’t talking about harmless ‘ping’ or ‘traceroutes’ here; these are attempts to cause harm to our server, content and business. Latest ‘babaca’ of the day, aka “Rogue IP” is 188.81.163.114 located in sunny Aveiro, Portugal.

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Rogue IP: 175.136.248.26

We are starting a new series today, about rogue IPs that launch malicious attacks against our server. These are not just random scans, but rather, intentional attempts to infiltrate server resources and content. For those of you that are looking to cut down on spam and server attacks, consider blocking these IPs as we do. […]

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Dr. Chris Hartnett: The Comics Edition

You’ve read the news about veteran entrepreneur and domain investor Dr. Chris Hartnett and the unpleasant experience he’s had with hackers and identity thieves on NameJet. It’s an unfortunate incident and we wish Dr. Chris Hartnett a quick and full recovery of his valuable assets. Here’s the comics edition that summarizes the incident, for those […]

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Ismail Kurcu – Confessions of a Domain Criminal

When Ismail Kurcu goes online, it’s always someone else’s expense. The 22 year old student from Ankara, Turkey uses a credit card generator as the means for paying for a brand new Internet connection every month. It takes 45 days for the Internet provider to shut down his connection; by then, he has moved onto […]

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