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Liquid.com : Hacking incident used #GoDaddy employee credentials

GoDaddy employees were targeted with a social engineered, phishing campaign, in crypto-motivated attacks last week, leading them to give access to the domain Liquid.com and its account. This latest campaign appears to have taken place around November 13, with an attack on cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid.com. According to KrebsOnSecurity: ” … GoDaddy that manages one […]

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Fake Lysol and Clorox #domains taken down after FTC complaint

The FTC filed a complaint against the operators of 25 domains that claimed to sell Lysol and Clorox products. A federal court in Ohio issued a temporary restraining order against 25 counterfeit websites that have been playing on consumers’ Covide-19 pandemic fears to trick them into paying for Clorox and Lysol products that the defendants […]

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War on terror : The US has seized 27 #domains used by Iran’s operatives

The United States has seized 27 domain names that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unlawfully used to further a global covert influence campaign. According to the US Department of Justice, all 27 domains were being used in violation of U.S. sanctions targeting both the Government of Iran and the IRGC. Four of the domains […]

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DirectNic dropped arch-spammers Talkwithwebvisitor.com and fake sender “Eric”

Domain registrar DirectNic has dropped Talkwithwebvisitor.com, an arch-spammer of stupid emails spread like Covid-19 virus around the Internet. Thousands of emails from eric@talkwithwebvisitor.com are sent non-stop for months. Prominent email abuse tracker, Stop Forum Spam has recorded reports of more than 2,500 individual emails from numerous IP addresses that send the same moronic email out. […]

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ElectronicDomains.com : Another serial #domain spammer

Unsolicited email is bad enough, but scams via mass spamming of domains is even worse. This week’s scamming spammer is ElectronicDomains.com, that sends out fake invoices seeking collection of payment for services that never took place. The mass email spamming of domain contacts contains the following message in part: We have actually not obtained a […]

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#Crypto scam : Krista Gable’s adventure is a free lesson for all #domain investors

Krista Gable is a motivated domain investor, with a diversified portfolio focused on new technology. Krista shared the news about her sale of Mindification.com a week ago, but she has a more important story to tell. When people get scammed, denial kicks in first, then anger, and finally shame. But there’s nothing wrong about acknowledging […]

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The USDOJ seized more #domains used by a foreign terrorist organization

The United States has seized the domains Aletejahtv.com and Kataibhezbollah.com, that hosted websites utilized by Kata’ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National and a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The domains are registered on GoDaddy and Name.com, and used Cloudflare as DNS proxy. This domain seizure follows a recent operation to take down similar domains used by terrorists. […]

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Trickbot.com for sale : #Microsoft takes down malware network

Microsoft announced today that it has taken down Trickbot, a malware-spreading network by turning off its servers’ IP range. The Trickbot network had the potential to disrupt the ongoing US elections, and Microsoft obtained a federal court order which was relayed to various Internet Service Providers in the US. “We disrupted Trickbot through a court […]

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Seized #domains : PaxForex.com shut down

The CFTC charged PaxForex, a foreign exchange trading platform with offering illegal transactions in ether, litecoin and bitcoin. Operating from the domain PaxForex.com, the Forex platform operated from a shell company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the complaint, from at least March 2018 to present, PaxForex offered or engaged in unlawful retail […]

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Digital Point : Alleged data breach can lead to #domain name hijacking

An article describing a recent data breach at Digital Point – the world’s biggest webmaster forum and marketplace for web related services – is definitely alarming. According to the report, a Digital Point data leak contained data of 863,412 users thanks to a database that was not password-protected. What was leaked? The report claims that […]

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US Department of Justice confiscated #domains sponsoring international terrorism

The US Department of Justice has confiscated three domain names acting as an oil transport front for sponsors of international terrorism. The seizure of the domains involves three front companies: Mobin International, Sohar Fuel, and Oman Fuel, that arranged a multi-million dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist […]

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#Domain crime : Feds seized FaceMaskCenter.com used by ISIS

Federal agents are targeting domain crime involving Covid-19, and the latest shutdown involves the domain FaceMaskCenter.com. Registered in early 2020, the domain was used to facilitate PPE crime, allegedly by a facilitator of the terrorist organization ISIS. FaceMaskCenter.com claimed to sell FDA-approved N95 face masks, along with a wide range of other PPE, including Tyvek […]

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