Bored Apes worth $1 million stolen using a dot .land #domain name

Some unfortunate owners of the highly valuable Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs lost their assets yesterday. The cybercriminals took advantage of a security lapse at the BAYC Instagram page, substituting the official link with one they controlled. Using the domain YugaLabs.land, the criminals set up a page mimicking Yuga Labs, operators of the BAYC franchise. […]

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FreeDesignResources.net: High traffic #domain name stolen at #GoDaddy

The high traffic domain FreeDesignResources.net was reported as stolen at GoDaddy yesterday. The domain has been a popular repository of graphic resources, with a high followship on Adobe Behance and Facebook. The brazen thief is seeking to extort $5,000 dollars from the victim, in exchange for the stolen domain. Offering an “alternate plan,” the cybercriminal […]

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Domain crime: FBI raid takes down #cybercrime nest Raid.lol

An FBI raid has taken down a trio of domains pointing to a cybercrime nest, RaidForums. According to the report, the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, brought unsealed criminal charges against RaidForums’ founder and chief administrator, Diogo Santos Coelho, aged 21, of Portugal. Coelho […]

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Phishing attempt targets domain investors using law firm as the bait

A phishing attempt targeting domain investors used the name of a law firm as the main bait. As reported by domain investor, George Kirikos, the phishing email consisted of a link to open an “encrypted file” using the Evernote platform. At the destination, the HTML file prompted users to run it in the web browser […]

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CISA shares list of #domains involved in Conti ransomware attacks

CISA, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, has been tracking the spreading and attacks of Conti ransomware. Along with the FBI, CISA have observed the increased use of Conti ransomware in more than 400 attacks on U.S. and international organizations. In typical Conti ransomware attacks, malicious cyber actors steal files, encrypt servers and workstations, and […]

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Illegal streaming services domains suspended

During the past few days a number of pirate IPTV-related domains began redirecting to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) website, an indication that these domains’ services were suspended by their registrars. ACE and MPA are on a mission to eliminate online streaming of pirated movies and TV shows, from providers such as Disney, […]

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Instagram phishers using .ORG #domains to steal passwords

An Instagram message chain about supposed “copyright infringement” takes advantage of newly registered .ORG domains to steal account passwords. The messages originate from compromised Instagram accounts that in turn message their contact lists, spreading the odds of the phishing campaign in a viral manner. The .ORG domains were registered this week or in late January […]

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Caution: Fake Network Solutions phishing emails making the rounds

Domain investors should be aware of a current phishing campaign using the Network Solutions brand. Why is NetSol’s brand used as a bait? The oldest domain registrar maintains millions of aged, premium, or otherwise valuable domains for its clients. In the current phishing campaign, the domain name NetworkSolutions.CO is part of the communication email; the […]

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SOO.com domain stolen by snapping Makaera.com that dropped

The classic method of stealing an “orphan” domain was apparently used in the case of SOO.com. What is an orphan domain: It’s a domain that is managed by an email address that is obsolete, particularly belonging to another domain that expired and dropped. Domain criminals hijack the targeted, premium domain, by gaining control of the […]

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JumboLeadMagnet.com: The new domain of arch-spammer “Eric Jones”

Serial arch-spammer “Eric Jones“ is an invented name for a company that floods mailboxes and discussion threads with its unsolicited email. Hiding behind the duplicity of Cloudflare’s proxy DNS and registrar services, the “Eric Jones” company sends large amounts of spam across the internet. It’s 2022 and the phuckstick “Eric Jones” is using a new […]

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Are your #domain names safe at #GoDaddy after the hacking incident?

Yesterday, GoDaddy shared details of a hacking incident that affected 1.2 million managed WordPress accounts. The data breach was discovered on November 17 but it seems the incident took place approximately 70 days earlier. The cybercriminals used a compromised password to gain access to the GoDaddy managed WordPress hosting environment, which gave them access to […]

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Malicious domains: .xyz, .icu, .ru, follow .com as worst actors overall

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks took a deep dive into the TLDs commonly used by threat actors and why they are being chosen. The categories picked for analysis are malware, phishing, command and control (C2), and grayware: adware, “joke malware,” spyware. Palo Alto Networks analyzed domains categorized by their Advanced URL Filtering service, and that […]

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