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Domain crime: List of currently stolen #domains

Domain theft is a crime that relies on two parameters to succeed: keeping the victim unaware of the crime and presenting the stolen assets for sale to unsuspecting buyers. In the case of domain names, domain theft affects the victim’s business and communications, perhaps even their personal identity. Once resold, these domain assets become “laundered” […]

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Perl.com : A 1994 #domain has been stolen by busy Chinese thief

Aged and active domain name Perl.com has been reported as stolen, after the thief listed it for sale on Afternic. Registered in 1994, Perl.com has served as a resource for the programming language Perl. The theft occurred around September 2020 but the Afternic listing is fresh; changing the DNS to Afternic nameservers disrupted the web […]

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XYZ Registry took down malicious #domain names used in phishing campaign

A group of .XYZ domains were used in a months-long phishing attack targeting corporate email accounts. The scammers used Xerox scan layouts to imitate real portals and launched their attack utilizing .XYZ domain names. We reported on this yesterday. It took a very short amount of time for the XYZ Registry abuse department to take […]

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Bunch of .XYZ #domains used in phishing attack against corporate accounts

A group of random character .XYZ domains was utilized in a phishing attack that lasted for several months. Last August, attackers initiated a phishing campaign with emails that masqueraded as Xerox scan notifications, prompting users to open a malicious HTML attachment. The attack successfully bypassed Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) filtering and stole […]

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#Domain crime: Federal authorities have seized #Modernatx domain name

Federal authorities cutting down on crime facilitated through domain names, have seized the domain name Modernatx.shop. The domain was utilized in an unlawful manner, probably phishing, as it imitates the official domain of Moderna, manufacturers of a popular and highly effective anti-Covid19 vaccine. The web site at Modernatx.shop now displays the following: “This domain name […]

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#Crypto analyst details alleged “social engineering” trend at #GoDaddy

Adam Cochran, a crypto analyst and professor, experienced an attempt to hijack his domain name, Cochran.io, by hackers seeking to gain access to his personal cryptocurrency wallets. The domain’s DNS records were temporarily changed by the perpetrators, who allegedly managed to fool GoDaddy support. According to Cochran, the social engineering attempt was successful, leading to […]

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Simon the fish: Dropped domain was used to hijack a group of linked #domains

The dropped domain name SimonTheFish.com was used to take over a group of domains linked to the email address sp@simonthefish.com in November. In what is known as the domain hijacking method of orphaned domains, the process involves registering the controlling domain, enabling the admin email address, and attempting to transfer away any domains linked to […]

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Stolen still, the #domain Piracy.com was moved to the Uni Market

Piracy.com is a stolen domain and the thief has been hopping around domain selling venues. After being blocked from selling Piracy.com on Afternic and Sedo, the domain was added to the Uni Market. The thief wanted $80,000 dollars with a BIN lander at the time. Hours later it was removed by Uniregistry’s administrators, that are […]

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Scammers attempted to phish using fake #Moderna domain name

Phishing the domains of popular companies such as Moderna is a crime that requires swift action. The Homeland Security Investigations department in Baltimore have seized the domain Mordernatx.com, a typo of the official domain name Modernatx.com. The domain Mordernatx.com was seized in accordance with a seizure warrant issued by the United States Court for the […]

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Seized #domains : Almost 500 “escort domains” move to sale and parking at GoDaddy

Almost 500 seized domains under the control of the US Marshals Service, a federal law enforcement agency in the United States, have been moved away from the typical parking page. These domains were shut down almost two years ago and were with the Chinese domain registrar Aliyun. No longer displaying a sign with a “this […]

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.Monster, .Cyou and .CO : Spam from cheap #domains spreading like Covid19!

Spam from cheap domain registrations provided via agreements between registrars and registries is spreading like the Coronavirus. Dozens of disposable domains are registered for a couple of dollars a pop, sending out massive amounts of unsolicited email aka SPAM. It’s a pattern we witness time and again: Namecheap as the domain registrar, running promotions to […]

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Piracy.com and Patterns.com are stolen domains still listed on #Afternic

Piracy.com was stolen from its rightful owners by a domain thief, most likely from China. The domain was listed for sale on various venues such as Sedo and Afternic. It has been removed from Sedo but the listing is still live on Afternic. The thief is trying to get any price for Piracy.com, changing its […]

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