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Auction for WTL.com ends at $15,300 but is this LLL #domain name stolen?

The auction for WTL.com ended at an eye-watering $15,300 dollars at DropCatch today. As we pointed out, the domain was listed in auction by a private seller – it was not a drop. Before the auction closed, we received notification that the domain WTL.com is most likely a stolen asset. The information came from established […]

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Escrow.com report on unscrupulous web sites selling #Covid19 contraband

Escrow.com has compiled an extensive report on unscrupulous web sites defrauding consumers due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The report, titled “Fake Websites Selling Coronavirus Masks Are Scamming Organizations out of Millions” describes the issue: An investigation by Escrow.com, the world’s most secure payment method from a counterparty risk perspective, has found a surge of unscrupulous […]

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#Domain crime : CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com got shut down

The Department of Justice has ordered the domain CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com to be shut down. This direct order was highly justified, as the fraudulent content alleged the following: “Due to the recent outbreak for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the World Health Organization is giving away vaccine kits. Just pay $4.95 for shipping.” The domain’s Registrar, NameCheap, was ordered […]

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Phishing scam uses #Palestinian domain name http.PS

The latest in a series of phishing scams uses a domain from the Palestinian ccTLD, dot .PS. The domain http.PS is embedded in a link to hide the actual domain and make it look like a typical web prefix, such as “https.” The threat actors are taking advantage of the fact that since Google Chrome […]

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#Gemstoned .net : Feds grab #domain name from illegal #vape business – #NameFind has the .com

Federal US authorities (NCIDE) have raided a California vaping business, seizing its domain name Gemstoned.net in the process. The 2017 registration is now displaying a message of domain seizure, as of March 3, 2020: This website has been seized since March 3, 2020 as part of a law enforcement operation by the Sacramento, California-based Northern […]

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#Domain crime : Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran lost $380k thanks to a typo-domain scam

Sharks took Barbara Corcoran‘s money, to the tune of $388,000 dollars, using a typo-domain registered that same day. The domain BarbaraCorcran.com was registered on February 21 at Wild West Domains, via the Microsoft Office 365 platform and never had a web site resolving, as its primary use was email. The scammers impersonated an assistant to […]

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#BigApple.ORG : Aged #domain caught in the crossfire of an #FBI raid

BigApple.org, an aged domain describing New York City, has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) Registered in 1998, the domain about “Big Apple” is now showing a landing page informing its visitors about its seized status. Why would such a generic geodomain be taken over in the same crime raid that locked […]

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Domain crime : FBI seizes aged #domain #Pornstars .net and more than 380 others in sting operation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized almost 390 domains breaking the law; among them is the domain Pornstars.net that was registered in 1997. The domain keywords of these domains relate to sex and escort services, most likely linked to a recent case of prostitution enabling and money laundering in Manhattan, NY. Many of […]

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No, the FBI won’t be holding onto seized #domains forever

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is doing an excellent job shutting down web sites that promote scams or assist crime. Many of these domains associated with the active web sites sell knock-offs. In other cases, the FBI seized domains associated with sex crimes and prostitution. Over the course of the past two decades, hundreds if […]

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International crime : The FBI seized the #domain name WeLeakInfo.com

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that they have seized the domain name WeLeakInfo.com. The website operating on weleakinfo.com claimed to provide its users a search engine able to review and obtain the personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records. […]

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Give our #domains back! Change .org petition accuses #Iran of stealing #domain assets

A petition on Change.org seeks the return of three allegedly stolen domains: Amadnews.com, Amadnews.net, and Amadnews.org. It’s a political petition against Iran’s government, and accuses former administrators of these domains of hijacking them. The petition is written in Arabic, English and French, and is titled with a “Give our Domains back” headline: To all the […]

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#Fashion scam : #Cybercriminals use dot .Fun #domains to steal credit card info

Scammers are using a variety of ways to steal your credit card information, and passing off as famous fashion brands is one of them. These cybercriminals usually originate from Eastern Europe, such as Russia and Ukraine, and utilize fake WHOIS information for the domains they use. In a recent case involving several dot .fun domain […]

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