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Escrow .com catches stolen #domain RF.net before sale occurs

Escrow.com has stopped dead in its tracks a transaction involving the domain RF.net. The premium two letter .net domain has been reported stolen, and the thief attempted to impersonate the domain’s real owner, who has been notified. According to a report that we received from domain investor, James Booth, the legitimate owner has lost control […]

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“White hacker” took control of Binance Jersey #domain and gave it back

An alleged “white hacker” took over the domain name of Binance Jersey, a cryptocurrency exchange platform trading in Euro and British Pound. The company’s domain, Binance.je, is operating under the Jersey ccTLD. Apparently, the hacker took over the company’s Twitter account as well, and from there shared the information: “I managed to successfully overtake Binance […]

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#DNForum : Two, three and four digit .com #domains have been stolen – including 72.com, 191.com and others

Domain crime is the unlawful acquisition of domains via the direct theft or hijacking of registrant accounts managing domain names. A new thread at DNForum is reporting the theft of these ultra-premium numeric domain names: 72.com 030.com 191.com 223.com 282.com 4589.com 6910.com 8028.com 8256.com These domains appear to have been at GoDaddy, and a background […]

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#Cybercrime : Stolen LLLL .com #domain name repossessed by #GoDaddy

A domain investor who acquired a LLLL .com domain via the Dan.com marketplace – formerly known as Undeveloped – has lost his investment. GoDaddy, the domain registrar, repossessed the domain gxog.com, after it was reported as stolen. The thief funded their account at Dan.com with a method other than cryptocurrency, which the thief had requested […]

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Bogus Libra and #Calibra domains in use as #phishing scams

The announcement of Libra and Calibra by Facebook triggered the inevitable: fake or copycat domains, for phishing purposes. Using alternate character sets in punycode to emulate a domain’s actual characters visually, is not new. In the case of Calibra.com, for example, the registration of Calìbra.com is actually that of an IDN, that was registered by […]

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Domain #security : Proofpoint shares its 2019 report on fraudulent #domains

Millions of domains are registered every year, by people looking to defraud businesses, their employees and customers. By utilizing social engineering tactics and phishing techniques, cybercriminals register domains that impersonate trusted brands. From there, they launch phishing attacks and other scams. More than 75% of businesses came across fraudulent domains posing as their brand, according […]

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Project #TransAtlantic : No, your ccTLD #domain is not safe if you sell #counterfeit goods

Many cybercriminals believe that they can evade the long arm of the FBI and the Homeland Security Investigations department, by switching from a .com domain, to a ccTLD. Luckily, this is not the case. Selling counterfeit goods hurts the global economy to the tune of billions of dollars every year, and that’s why operations based […]

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#GoDaddy took down 15,000 subdomains in hijacked accounts

GoDaddy has taken down 15,000 subdomains peddling a variety of “snake oil” products. According to a two year investigation, many of the domains they linked to were legitimate, belonging to customers whose accounts were apparently compromised. Products being sold from these domains were illegal, unregulated, contraband or fake. The money siphoned via this type of […]

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Network Solutions account hacked; Weed.com, Wind.com and other premium #domains offered for sale

A Network Solutions account managing ultra-premium domain names, such as Weed.com and Wind.com has been hacked. The managing email, alex69@gmail.com is selling domains for crypto, at prices below market value. This is a common method used by cybercriminals that want to offload stolen domain assets, without a reversible process. Domainers take note: Having control over […]

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Not #Aegean Air : Phishing #malware domain at #NameSilo targets #Greek Facebook users

Scammers have registered the domain COM-GRE.com and are using it to launch elaborate phishing campaigns targeting Greece. The domain was registered on May 23rd with NameSilo. One such phishing campaign is using the subdomain AEGEANAIR.COM-GRE.com, posing as the Greek airline’s supposed giveaway site. Aegean Airlines celebrates 20 years in operation this year, and the phishing […]

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#Sedo has an established policy regarding stolen #domains

Stolen domains are often listed for sale on domain auction platforms, and such attempts might be difficult to thwart. Automated ownership validation isn’t a surefire process, simply because having control of a domain asset doesn’t necessarily establish proof of its lawful ownership. Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, has a detailed policy on stolen domain names, which […]

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#Sedo issues announcement on the termination of its #domain auction of WBS.com

Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, sent us an update on the termination of the auction for WBS.com – a domain that has been reported as stolen by its owner. Sedo’s representative confirmed that the legitimate owner initiated the auction cancellation request, and stated: The domain WBS.com was previously put to auction by a seller who had […]

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