Fiberlinkcc.com: Reviving a 28-year-old legacy domain for IPv4 hijacking

As IPv4 addresses become increasingly scarce, any older IP block, regardless of its scale, including Autonomous System networks, faces the threat of being controlled and exploited for identity theft or other malicious purposes. Spamhaus is researching Fiberlinkcc.com, a domain first registered 28 years ago and now utilized to facilitate connectivity to seized IP blocks. Fiberlinkcc.com […]

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Disposable domains: What are they and who uses them

During the early days of the internet, dot .com domain names were free to register. That changed in 1995 and pricing was $100 dollars per domain for two years. Registering a single domain was more or less a manual process and one could even pay the original .com registrar, Network Solutions, by check. When people […]

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Dot .CN tops the #SpamHaus list of most abused #ccTLDs

SpamHaus is a global keeper of domain and IP violations that maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs, ccTLDs, and TLDs. Exactly how does SpamHaus measure this type of negative performance among domain extensions? The abusive behavior “score” of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains […]

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eBook crime: Federal agents seized dozens of Z-Library domains

Operating from the domain Zlibrary.org, the eBook repository Z-Library was among the internet’s largest shadow libraries. Last year, federal agents took control of over 200 domains operated by the eBook pirates. It’s an ongoing battle, however, and a second round of investigations led to the capturing of dozens of new domains, with the help of […]

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Phishing domains attempting to hijack Blockchain.com accounts

The price of Bitcoin has taken a leap in recent weeks, sending BTC to around $37,000 dollars. As BTC and other cryptocurrencies gained value, there has been an increase in phishing attempts targeting popular crypto wallet storage domains. One of them is Blockchain.com, that manages wallets for millions of crypto owners for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and […]

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CREFinancing.com: Domain has been reported by its owner as stolen

The domain name CREFinancing.com has been reported by its owner, Mr. Abe Brand, as stolen. The perpetrator moved the stolen domain to Google Domains from GoDaddy. The term “CRE financing” is quite valuable, hence the reason it was targeted: Commercial real estate (CRE) lending includes acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) financing and the financing of […]

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Greek domain registrar Papaki suffers security breach

Greece’s only ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Papaki, has suffered a security breach. The incident was disclosed on July 27th and a notice was sent out to account holders. The Papaki team has detected an unauthorized third-party access to their systems. As a security precaution, they strongly recommend enabling 2FA (two-factor authentication) in the account following simple […]

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Domain shadowing: An emerging threat used by cybercriminals

To cybersecurity experts, domain shadowing has emerged as a significant threat. Cybercriminals exploit legitimate domain names to carry out malicious activities while staying under the radar. Domain shadowing is a technique that cybercriminals use to secretly create and control subdomains under a legitimate domain, without the owner’s knowledge or consent. This tactic has become a […]

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BreachForums and associate #domains were seized by the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized the domain of BreachForums, a cybercrime marketplace. This action comes three months after the alleged administrator of the site, Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, aged 20, was arrested in Peekskill, New York in March. Fitzpatrick, who used the handle “pompompurin,” is charged with conspiracy to commit access device fraud. […]

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Massive drop of phishing domains registered at Freenom after Meta sued

The number of phishing domains at Freenom after Meta, Inc.sued dropped dramatically, according to Krebs on Security. Freenom is a domain name registry service provider for five country code top-level domains (ccTLDs): .cf for the Central African Republic, .ga for Gabon, .gq for Equatorial Guinea, .ml for Mali, and .tk for Tokelau. Freenom has always […]

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Google Registry: .dad and .phd are harmless but .zip and .mov are dangerous!

Two weeks ago, the Google Registry opened the domain floodgates with no less than 8 new gTLDs: .dad, .phd, .prof, .esq, .foo, .zip, .mov, and .nexus. You can read about who is being targeted with each new gTLD from Google and the news isn’t how these gTLDs should be used, but rather how they shouldn’t […]

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