Krebs on Security : Russian servers hosted domains used to phish for iPhone info

Renowned security expert, Brian Krebs, shared information on a massive phishing scheme targeting iPhone users. With the help of at least 146 domain names, the Russia-based criminal ring attempted to steal credentials from users whose iPhones had been stolen. “Victims of iPhone theft can use the Find My iPhone feature to remotely locate, lock or […]

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Chinese domain name scams : Be wary, be prepared !

Asia, and China in particular is a hotbed for expansion for many companies. China is a consumer-driven society, exposed to the benefits of Capitalism, in a unique combination with Communism. We call this “Communist Capitalism.” Brand owners unfamiliar with the range of brand piracy proliferating in China often fall prey to Chinese domain name scams. […]

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Cybercrime on the rise : Beware of “liquid domain” scams

There are a lot of real opportunities that exist in the market of so-called “liquid domains“; short, memorable domains that existed for years. The recent surge in popularity of these domain assets, along with the overnight proliferation of alternate domain markets spanning six and seven number domains, have generated an equal amount of fraudulent activity. […]

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Trademark renewal scam : California man indicted for mass mailing campaign

A persistent mailing scam operator, was indicted for his role in a mass mailing scam targeting holders of U.S. trademarks. According to Justice.gov, Artashes Darbinyan, 35, of Glendale, California, was charged in the Central District of California with 12 counts of mail fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft.  His arraignment was scheduled for […]

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The Great Firewall of China: What offer letters about .cn domains mean

The following email was sent to a domainer and was posted at DNForum. While slightly believable by some, it entails a method of psychological warfare well-practiced by car salesmen, in order to convince the email recipient that somehow their brand is in imminent danger. Dear Sir/Madam I’m sorry to disturb you so abrupt. We are […]

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