CISA shares list of #domains involved in Conti ransomware attacks

CISA, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, has been tracking the spreading and attacks of Conti ransomware. Along with the FBI, CISA have observed the increased use of Conti ransomware in more than 400 attacks on U.S. and international organizations. In typical Conti ransomware attacks, malicious cyber actors steal files, encrypt servers and workstations, and […]

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Illegal streaming services domains suspended

During the past few days a number of pirate IPTV-related domains began redirecting to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) website, an indication that these domains’ services were suspended by their registrars. ACE and MPA are on a mission to eliminate online streaming of pirated movies and TV shows, from providers such as Disney, […]

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Instagram phishers using .ORG #domains to steal passwords

An Instagram message chain about supposed “copyright infringement” takes advantage of newly registered .ORG domains to steal account passwords. The messages originate from compromised Instagram accounts that in turn message their contact lists, spreading the odds of the phishing campaign in a viral manner. The .ORG domains were registered this week or in late January […]

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Caution: Fake Network Solutions phishing emails making the rounds

Domain investors should be aware of a current phishing campaign using the Network Solutions brand. Why is NetSol’s brand used as a bait? The oldest domain registrar maintains millions of aged, premium, or otherwise valuable domains for its clients. In the current phishing campaign, the domain name NetworkSolutions.CO is part of the communication email; the […]

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SOO.com domain stolen by snapping Makaera.com that dropped

The classic method of stealing an “orphan” domain was apparently used in the case of SOO.com. What is an orphan domain: It’s a domain that is managed by an email address that is obsolete, particularly belonging to another domain that expired and dropped. Domain criminals hijack the targeted, premium domain, by gaining control of the […]

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JumboLeadMagnet.com: The new domain of arch-spammer “Eric Jones”

Serial arch-spammer “Eric Jones“ is an invented name for a company that floods mailboxes and discussion threads with its unsolicited email. Hiding behind the duplicity of Cloudflare’s proxy DNS and registrar services, the “Eric Jones” company sends large amounts of spam across the internet. It’s 2022 and the phuckstick “Eric Jones” is using a new […]

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Are your #domain names safe at #GoDaddy after the hacking incident?

Yesterday, GoDaddy shared details of a hacking incident that affected 1.2 million managed WordPress accounts. The data breach was discovered on November 17 but it seems the incident took place approximately 70 days earlier. The cybercriminals used a compromised password to gain access to the GoDaddy managed WordPress hosting environment, which gave them access to […]

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Malicious domains: .xyz, .icu, .ru, follow .com as worst actors overall

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks took a deep dive into the TLDs commonly used by threat actors and why they are being chosen. The categories picked for analysis are malware, phishing, command and control (C2), and grayware: adware, “joke malware,” spyware. Palo Alto Networks analyzed domains categorized by their Advanced URL Filtering service, and that […]

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Xecuter.com and 10 more #domains seized by the USDOJ

Registered in 2002, the aged domain Xecuter.com and at least 10 more domains used by a software pirate team, Team-Xecuter , have been seized, finally. The WHOIS of these domains shows that the DNS has been changed to ns1/ns2.SeizedServers.com. The US Department of Justice has added images on these web sites detailing the crimes committed […]

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Squid Game: #Crypto scammers used dot .Cash #domain name

Scammers that launched a cryptocurrency called SQUID have pulled the rug, cashing out on a $2 million+ dollar valuation. By moving all the funds out, the cybercriminals behind the digital currency allegedly inspired by the Netflix hit, Squid Game, sent the currency’s valuation to $0. The scammers behind the scheme used the freshly registered domain […]

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Walmart-Corp.com: A #domain spoofing Walmart was used to pump #Litecoin

A fake Walmart domain was used to send out a press release alleging a cooperation between the retail giant and Litecoin’s creators. The news was supported by a press release sent out by Walmart-Corp.com, a domain registered with NameCheap on August 17, 2021. End result: Litecoin jumped from $174 dollars to $237.88 dollars per coin […]

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Lost in #OpenSea: Fake NFT platform #domain cost victim thousands of dollars

A fake OpenSea domain was used in a phishing attack, costing thousands of dollars to at least one victim. Using the IDN domain xn--opensa-7ua.com, the scammers stole approximately $70,000 dollars in Ethereum from one account. Registered at NameCheap, the domain resolved to an active web site mimicking OpenSea. The IDN displays as openséa .com in […]

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