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Tobacco.com has been stolen

The domain name Tobacco.com has been reported as stolen, and the current registrant is not the legitimate owner, Mr. Michael Fischer. Tobacco.com was unlawfully transferred away from its previous registrar, Network Solutions. The transfer to GoDaddy occurred in September or October 2019. Tobacco.com was subsequently moved to another registrar, Ionos.com. And an interesting tidbit: In […]

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Fake #Patagonia : How scammers use cheap #domains to spread #counterfeit products

Selling counterfeit products is easy-peasy, as long as your initial investment is low. Scammers achieve that by registering very cheap domains, and there are some TLDs notorious for their cheap promos. Quite often, some domain Registries partner with Registrars and discount domains in the sub $2 dollar range. How is profit made? From that arrangement, […]

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Fake #Sedo app on Google Play might steal your login credentials!

There’s a fake Sedo app on Google Play, and it’s NOT by Sedo. The app will most likely steal your legitimate Sedo.com credentials, or worse! The fake Sedo app for Android features a copycat layout of Sedo, the logo and tagline (“Buy.Park.Sell.Domains”) and its description is listed as: “domain listing and parking and buying website. […]

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EKT2.com #domain name was seized by the Department of Homeland Security

The domain EKT2.com has been seized by the US Department of Homeland Security. EKT is a Lebanese electronics firm involved in the unlawful exporting of US technology to Syria. “Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of June 28, 2005, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.” These five entities and eight […]

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eBooks scam used dot .GOV #domains from Virginia state’s government

An elaborate eBooks scam utilized two subdomains of a dot .GOV domain belonging to the Virginia state government. The scammers infiltrated the subdomains vwn.virginia.gov and crc.virginia.gov, populating them with a list of eBook titles with links to download PDFs from other sites. The subdomains provided Virginia’s Workforce Network and Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) program […]

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#Domain crime : Criminals stopped by Homeland Security in #Coronavirus sting

In the old days, before your grandma learned how to use Zoom, the original thought crime was the escort sting. An unassuming driver pulls up to a street corner, asks a nearby woman for a “date,” and within seconds, the driver is arrested, the car impounded, and a serious fine is imposed. No physical crime […]

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Phishing #domain used in #GoDaddy account infiltration was a #ServiceNow variant

Escrow.com was briefly defaced, after its DNS was pointed to an IP address in Malaysia, and the incident was made possible by accessing its managing account at GoDaddy. The hacker registered the domain ServiceNow-GoDaddy.com and was able to craft a convincing email, that fooled a GoDaddy employee. They also obtained a free SSL certificate from […]

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Auction for WTL.com ends at $15,300 but is this LLL #domain name stolen?

The auction for WTL.com ended at an eye-watering $15,300 dollars at DropCatch today. As we pointed out, the domain was listed in auction by a private seller – it was not a drop. Before the auction closed, we received notification that the domain WTL.com is most likely a stolen asset. The information came from established […]

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Escrow.com report on unscrupulous web sites selling #Covid19 contraband

Escrow.com has compiled an extensive report on unscrupulous web sites defrauding consumers due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The report, titled “Fake Websites Selling Coronavirus Masks Are Scamming Organizations out of Millions” describes the issue: An investigation by Escrow.com, the world’s most secure payment method from a counterparty risk perspective, has found a surge of unscrupulous […]

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#Domain crime : CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com got shut down

The Department of Justice has ordered the domain CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com to be shut down. This direct order was highly justified, as the fraudulent content alleged the following: “Due to the recent outbreak for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the World Health Organization is giving away vaccine kits. Just pay $4.95 for shipping.” The domain’s Registrar, NameCheap, was ordered […]

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Phishing scam uses #Palestinian domain name http.PS

The latest in a series of phishing scams uses a domain from the Palestinian ccTLD, dot .PS. The domain http.PS is embedded in a link to hide the actual domain and make it look like a typical web prefix, such as “https.” The threat actors are taking advantage of the fact that since Google Chrome […]

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#Gemstoned .net : Feds grab #domain name from illegal #vape business – #NameFind has the .com

Federal US authorities (NCIDE) have raided a California vaping business, seizing its domain name Gemstoned.net in the process. The 2017 registration is now displaying a message of domain seizure, as of March 3, 2020: This website has been seized since March 3, 2020 as part of a law enforcement operation by the Sacramento, California-based Northern […]

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