SueEquifax.com : List of “Equifax domains” getting longer following data breach

A scandalous data breach at Equifax affecting millions of consumers has exposed personal information, including credit card numbers. The credit reporting bureau scrambled to provide a search feature and information about the incident, but things aren’t looking good. Today, Equifax stock dipped to $90 dollars per share, down from $143 in August, before rising up […]

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Kudos to XYZ Registry : Kicks malware scammer’s butt

The XYZ Registry promptly disabled a scammer’s attempts at phishing and causing financial loss, utilizing fake malware warnings. Using a recently registered .XYZ domain, the scammer created a subdomain under it, then bought ad space at various Yahoo! networks. The subdomain would display a fake Microsoft page, freezing the web browser with a pop up […]

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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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Cyber-extortion and ransomware : Verisign publishes white paper

Verisign and its security division has published a white paper on ransomware and cyber-extortion, a prevalent source of Internet crime. The 12-page ebook covers the aspects of ransomware activity, a “nightmare scenario” and explains why standard protections alone are not enough. An excerpt below: Cyber extortion is an increasingly prevalent threat to today’s online-enabled businesses, […]

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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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Yahoo security breach : One billion (1,000,000,000) user accounts have been hacked

In what appears to be the largest single hacking of user account data, Yahoo announced that 1 billion user accounts have been hacked. The attack occurred in 2013 but Yahoo just now confirms it, stating that it involved pretty much every bit of information stored by the users. Sensitive user information, such as names, telephone […]

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PREDATOR : Princeton students develop malicious domain detection tool

A team of Princeton students has developed PREDATOR, a tool that detects malicious domain names as soon as they get registered. Princeton University computer science professor Nick Feamster and Ph.D. student Shuang Hao have developed PREDATOR to identify and detect domain names used for nefarious purposes. PREDATOR is an acronym that stands for Proactive Recognition […]

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Email harvesting attack against DomainTools has been patched

DomainTools notified its customers that an email harvesting campaign utilized a flaw in the individual membership email update processes. The scripting attack did not compromise usernames and passwords, but tested email addresses against a large database of unrelated data dumps, obtained from LinkedIn, Dropbox or other sources. DomainTools has patched the flaw that allowed this […]

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Latest Uniregistry newsletter highlights domain security

Uniregistry has sent out its monthly newsletter, for September 2016. This month, the progressive domain registrar founded by domain investor and entrepreneur, Frank Schilling, is focusing on domain security. Built from the ground up to eliminate outdated programming principles, and to ensure a secure base for managing domain names, Uniregistry wants its users to have […]

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Data breach : Time to change your LinkedIn password

LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social network with a focus on professional, resume and experience-based interaction. Millions of professionals, domain investors included, are using LinkedIn to connect with peers. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the LNKD symbol. A data breach at LinkedIn has mobilized its team to reset […]

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Sino-Russian conspiracy : Domains used to steal bank account credentials

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. […]

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Cybercrime and gTLDs : Europe invests in .Bank domains

Cybercrime, in the form of financial institution domain spoofing, has cost banks and consumers billions of dollars in 2015 alone. Dot .Bank, the managed, authorized gTLD to be used by Banks, is changing that fast. Hundreds of European banks are registering with dot .Bank, to ensure that their customers receive protection from unauthorized account transactions. […]

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