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#Domain crime : WBS.com appears to be a stolen asset

The domain name WBS.com has been reported as stolen, and Sedo is investigating the reports, all while the domain is in auction without a reserve. WBS.com was registered in 1995, and was used for years as a host of the World Billfishing Series. According to a cached page from 2018: “For over two decades, the […]

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#Indian outsourcing company, #Wipro, hit with security breach of its email systems

Wipro, an Indian company used by many western corporations as an outsourced services provider, announced a security breach of its IT systems via The Times of India. “We detected a potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on our network due to an advanced phishing campaign” Wipro said in a statement. Investigative reporter, Brian […]

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Fake #escrow : Romanians arrested for running an online #crime ring for a decade

Two Romanians were convicted by the US court system, after they engaged in a decade-long activity of spreading computer malware, and using a network of fake escrow services to collect funds from as many as 400,000 victims. According to testimony at trial and court documents, Nicolescu, Miclaus, and a co-conspirator who pleaded guilty, collectively operated […]

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Want to report a #domain name as stolen? We’re here to help you recover it

If your domain was stolen, either due to a phishing scheme at your registrar, or by some means of social engineering, we’re here to assist you recover it. While we can’t provide legal advice, we’re savvy in the process of how an incident of domain theft can be reversed. Yes, it does take effort, time […]

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Alert : ADE.com is a stolen #domain, says KLA Tencor CEO

The domain name ADE.com has been stolen, and the legitimate owners, KLA Tencor, are in the process of recovering it. Mr. Scott A. Andrews, CEO of KLA Tencor, declared the premium domain asset as stolen. KLA Tencor is the original registrant of the domain, via its previous name, ADE Corporation in Massachusetts. According to information […]

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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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Malicious #domains : Scammers distilling safe URLs for phishing purposes

Scammers are improvising new methods to trick visitors into visiting phishing domain names. The new method is utilizing Google Translate, that converts a malicious link into something seemingly innocent. Akamai security researcher Larry Cashdollar, exposed the new domain scam last week: “Using Google Translate does a number of things; it fills the URL (address) bar […]

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Punycode #domains : Chrome AI will identify malicious #domain names

Cybercriminals use punycode to create domain names that look visually like trusted destinations. Quite often, scammers preying on people’s personal and financial information register domain names that look like Google, Gmail, bank and airline domains, popular consumer brands and anything of high traffic volume. Google is working on a version of its Chrome browser that […]

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Domain crime : #FBI and Europol shut down #xDedic criminal network

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, working along with Europol and other European authorities in Belgium and Ukraine, shut down the notorious Xdedic marketplace. Since 2014, the criminal facility provided access to tens of thousands of compromised servers of companies and private individuals that were hacked via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Criminal buyers and sellers […]

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Project TransAtlantic VIII : The FBI seized yet another movie #domain

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been cracking down on domain names that facilitate piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods. One of them, LostMovieFinder.com, was just shut down for such apparent activity. The GoDaddy registered domain is now operating on the SeizedServers DNS, and the following message appears: Operation In Our Sites – Project […]

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Half a million #domains at #GoDaddy were exposed to #DNS vulnerability

A serious vulnerability in the way DNS records are created, left more than 500,000 expired domains at GoDaddy in the hands of cybercriminals. While this was not a GoDaddy-specific issue, the ability to create free DNS records at GoDaddy, literally cost nothing to the perpetrators. Expired domains with nameservers under domaincontrol.com, the domain for GoDaddy’s […]

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The FBI shut down 498 #escort domains on #Chinese registrar #AliYun

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has added 498 domain names to its list of seized domains. Following the guidelines of US laws related to adult content and committing crimes on the Internet, the FBI seized 498 .com domains – all registered with a Chinese domain registrar, AliYun. The following message appears on these seized […]

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