Tech support malware : Scammers prefer .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains

Scammers posing as tech support resolving malware attacks, have a preference for .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains. A recent article by Malwarebytes Labs, researched how “tech support” scammers abuse native ad provider, Taboola, to serve such tech support scam ads. How does this work: Ads are bought on Taboola, serving links to web sites that […]

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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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WannaCry malware cybercriminals made more than $6,300 in BTC so far

The cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attack have already made a small fortune in Bitcoin. Once security analysts reverse-engineered the WannaCry code, the following Bitcoin address was revealed: 115p7UMMngoj1pMvkpHijcRdfJNXj6LrLn So far, that address has received 30 payments from victims whose computer files were encrypted, and succumbed to this type of digital blackmail. According to Blockchain.info, […]

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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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Dot .OM kingdom : Omani domains used in malware attacks!

If you felt safe with your dot .com, there is now a reason to double-check your destination domain for typos, every time you visit one. Domain typo-squatters are using Omani domain names that end in dot .OM, to spread malware and to monetize traffic that spills over from the matching .com. The Sultanate of Oman […]

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FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

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 […]

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