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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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#GearsServers : The FBI takes over control of infringing #domains and seizes more than $5 million

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken control of Gears Servers domain names, that were involved in a raid targeting infringing content. Gears TV Reloaded, a popular IPTV service, has shut down following a crackdown by the FBI. There are several domains involved in this raid, and here is the list: gearsiptvnow.com gearsservers.com gearsservers.net […]

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DoItForState : “State Snaps” founder gets 14 years in the slammer for #domain hijacking attempt

A would-be domain hijacker who founded State Snaps, a social media influencing corp, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, aged 27, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as “Polo,” received the prison term after an April 18, 2019, jury verdict found him guilty of one count of conspiracy to […]

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#Domain crime : VBK .com was stolen from its legitimate owners

Three letter domains are the de facto “coinage” for domainers. For more than 15 years, the value of LLL .com domains fluctuates with an upwards trend. While there are exceptions, the worth of LLL .com domains rebounds, and it’s very rare to encounter sales with a BIN lower than $10,000 dollars. And yet, that’s what […]

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Unauthorized person registered a dot .GOV #domain with fake documents!

This is one for the facepalm department. An unauthorized individual managed to register a dot .GOV domain name, using fake papers and social engineering. Apparently, the US General Services Administration– the federal agency responsible for managing the .gov domain registration process – failed to validate the request, made by an individual who impersonated the mayor […]

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#Data leak involves 1.2 billion user accounts – are #domainers affected?

A massive new data leak was announced today, involving personal data from 1.2 billion accounts. The result of an obvious hack consists of 4 Tb of personal information, containing profiles of hundreds of millions of people. Such data includes: home and cell phone numbers, associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Github, work […]

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#Malware attack hit Heritage Auctions but no client data was compromised

Heritage Auctions, that often handles premium domain auctions, was targeted by a malware attack. The activity has caused extensive downtime to its auction platform system, that has not been fully restored yet. Active auctions have been extended or rescheduled. Heritage Auctions issued a statement, that includes the following: Heritage would like to thank everyone for […]

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#Alvalu Designs : Business #domain held hostage by #WordPress #developer

Alvalu Designs is a family-owned business in California that creates custom stickers, decals, banners, shirts and more. Their domain name, AlvaluDesigns.com, appears functional, but according to a video shared on YouTube by its owner, the domain is being held hostage. What is the deal exactly? Derek Alvarez, co-owner of Alvalu Designs, says that the developers […]

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Discrimination .com : Fabulous #domain stolen, then returned to owner

Discrimination.com was temporarily stolen yesterday, after an alleged hacker infiltrated the registrant’s account with Fabulous.com. The very valuable domain became an easy target, as the WHOIS information was public. Its registrant was notified of the account change (“push”) and contacted the Fabulous.com support. Within a few hours, the matter was resolved, thanks to the intervention […]

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Escrow .com catches stolen #domain RF.net before sale occurs

Escrow.com has stopped dead in its tracks a transaction involving the domain RF.net. The premium two letter .net domain has been reported stolen, and the thief attempted to impersonate the domain’s real owner, who has been notified. According to a report that we received from domain investor, James Booth, the legitimate owner has lost control […]

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“White hacker” took control of Binance Jersey #domain and gave it back

An alleged “white hacker” took over the domain name of Binance Jersey, a cryptocurrency exchange platform trading in Euro and British Pound. The company’s domain, Binance.je, is operating under the Jersey ccTLD. Apparently, the hacker took over the company’s Twitter account as well, and from there shared the information: “I managed to successfully overtake Binance […]

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#DNForum : Two, three and four digit .com #domains have been stolen – including 72.com, 191.com and others

Domain crime is the unlawful acquisition of domains via the direct theft or hijacking of registrant accounts managing domain names. A new thread at DNForum is reporting the theft of these ultra-premium numeric domain names: 72.com 030.com 191.com 223.com 282.com 4589.com 6910.com 8028.com 8256.com These domains appear to have been at GoDaddy, and a background […]

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