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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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#Domain crime : WBS.com appears to be a stolen asset

The domain name WBS.com has been reported as stolen, and Sedo is investigating the reports, all while the domain is in auction without a reserve. WBS.com was registered in 1995, and was used for years as a host of the World Billfishing Series. According to a cached page from 2018: “For over two decades, the […]

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#Indian outsourcing company, #Wipro, hit with security breach of its email systems

Wipro, an Indian company used by many western corporations as an outsourced services provider, announced a security breach of its IT systems via The Times of India. “We detected a potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on our network due to an advanced phishing campaign” Wipro said in a statement. Investigative reporter, Brian […]

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Fake #escrow : Romanians arrested for running an online #crime ring for a decade

Two Romanians were convicted by the US court system, after they engaged in a decade-long activity of spreading computer malware, and using a network of fake escrow services to collect funds from as many as 400,000 victims. According to testimony at trial and court documents, Nicolescu, Miclaus, and a co-conspirator who pleaded guilty, collectively operated […]

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