First renewal scam & spam email from an .ICU #domain arrives

The phucksticks that send out fake domain renewal notices have moved to the new .ICU domain – perhaps riding on a low cost promotional campaign. Operating from the lowclassic.ICU domain and a subdomain to evade detection, the spamming jizz guzzlers used NameCheap to register their spamming launchpad. These slimeballs are using a subdomain: ms1119.lowclassic.icu – […]

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Domain crime : Expired and dropped #domains in the hands of credit card phishers

Domains that drop or expire and become available for a small fee, often get picked up for their existing traffic. In the past, such pickups were made by domain investors, who’d park the domains with related keywords, earning PPC revenue. Domain parking has suffered big blows in the past decade, and now these domains are […]

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#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent mail to namesilo and got a […]

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Barrage of spam from dot .Date #domain names registered at #Namecheap

A barrage of spam has been arriving in the past few days, from dot .Date domain names. The emails contain the typical variety of spam, ranging from weight loss and hair restoration products, to learning how to fly planes. The dot .Date registry is dot Date Limited, which at this time is unavailable at the […]

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Krebs on Security uses #DomainTools to identify #domains on spamming network #Bitcanal

Brian Krebs, investigative journalist and publisher of the infosec blog Krebs On Security, uses DomainTools to research rogue domain owners. In a recent article, Krebs shared news of how Bitcanal – a Portuguese network – has been aiding spammers by hijacking millions of IP addresses. According to Krebs, security researchers have tracked the suspected theft […]

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#GDPR chaos prelude : More than two dozen valuable #domains stolen from #GoDaddy account

A GoDaddy customer and veteran domain investor, has shared details of losing 29 aged domains to a hijacker, and dealing with unhelpful representatives when he tried to address the issue. The following domains were listed as stolen from the customer’s GoDaddy account: zantar.com, zata.com, yetta.com, podz.com, wingdale.com, prosaic.com, petlease.com, onesec.com, onlinemed.net, onlinebrain.com, namedom.com, millerton.com, microgirl.com, […]

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#Domain crime : ASZ.com has been stolen since 2007

The three letter domain ASZ.com is still stolen, and the thief has set up a page faking its recovery. The stupid scheme to legitimize the domain’s status was uncovered thanks to the registrant’s attempts to sell the domain on various domain venues, and getting blocked. Flippa suspended the seller’s account debizetplimus, while NamePros confirmed that […]

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After #GDPR kicks in, no more data about “final notice” #domain scammers will be shared

If you’re getting a lot of email spam from “final notice” scammers, you’re not alone. Those cybercriminals often hide in Asia or Europe, blasting emails to domain owners using WHOIS databases. Their emails serve a dual purpose: to ping the recipient’s email validity, and to attempt further scamming for unnecessary services, such as this: This […]

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CQD.com #domain drama continues : Previous owner claims #domain was stolen

Rebecca J. Burns, previous owner of the domain CQD.com and founder of ComQuest Designs, has come forward in social media, claiming that her domain was stolen. A few days ago, we were informed that CQD.com was taken away from domain investor, James Booth, who said he paid $26,000 dollars to acquire it. The story so […]

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Warning : L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as #stolen #domains

The premium domains L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as stolen by their legitimate owner, Motohisa Ohno. Mr. Ohno was recently made aware of the theft, which occurred in June 2017. The domains were moved away from his eNom account without any notification. “L5.COM and XGK.COM were stolen from my Enom account in June, 2017. […]

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Stolen #domain CQD.com listed for sale on #Afternic

Update #5: The domain appears to have been sold without the authorization of its previous owner, Rebecca J. Burns. New article here. Update #4: The owner of ComQuest Designs who registered CQD.com 22 years ago, denies that she sold the domain to James Booth. Her statement from Facebook follows: “my domain, CQD.com which i created […]

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#Cybercriminals used .US, .COM #domain names in #IRS refund scam

An elaborate scam used the domain DebtCredit.US to generate thousands of dollars in unlawful IRS refunds, then used a phony debt collection agency to seek their “return.” According to Krebs On Security, the method that these cybercriminals use, works like this: Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking […]

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