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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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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#Oreux : Your #domain drop might have been used in #cybercrime

When you pick domain names that dropped via snap services, such as DropCatch, SnapNames and the like, make sure you research their past. Quite often, domains are used for nefarious purposes, such as cyberattacks, phishing attacks and other cybercrime. The obvious method is to see past instances of the domain in Google, and past content […]

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#Security expert Brian Krebs rips #ICANN in #GDPR report covering #WHOIS

Investigative journalist, Brian Krebs, covers the onslaught of GDPR and how it will complicate his security research, and that of others. In an article, titled “Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law,” Mr. Krebs debunks a series of myths and misconceptions about GDPR and in the process, it rips ICANN a new hole. […] […]

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#Cybercriminals used .US, .COM #domain names in #IRS refund scam

An elaborate scam used the domain DebtCredit.US to generate thousands of dollars in unlawful IRS refunds, then used a phony debt collection agency to seek their “return.” According to Krebs On Security, the method that these cybercriminals use, works like this: Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking […]

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#Domain investors need to watch for port-out scams

Port-out scams involve the malicious transfer of a phone number, away from its current telephone company to another. By using social engineering and other methods, cybercriminals gain access to mobile phone numbers, subsequently taking over the digital assets of the person it belongs to. Shocking as it may seem, many phone company representatives require very […]

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HyphBot : Ad scam used 34,000 domains to reap $500,000 dollars daily

A sophisticated scam involving 34,000 domains reaped up to $500,000 dollars in advertiser’s traffic, a day! Bot traffic driven by cybercriminals created more than a million URLs, in an attempt to fool advertisers into buying ad traffic that supposedly originated from big publishers. This technique is called “domain spoofing,” and the bot traffic was then […]

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DomainTools on Cyber Monday scams : Consumer awareness and phishing emails

We’ve been getting a bunch of emails lately, that pretend to originate from major online retailers, such as Amazon, Target, Kohl’s and even Wal-Mart. These are, in fact, phishing emails that pretend to offer discounts, gift cards, and other benefits; some in reference to the oncoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Consumers should be […]

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Following domain account leaks, registrant publishes own personal info

Following the massive leak of a registrar database with more than 600 billion domain names, a domain registrant took the matter in his own hands. Simon Dalfur wants to show the world that there is no privacy left in this digital world we live in: “Names, passwords, secret words and pins were all compromised, along […]

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New serial domain spammer : Registrationdomainsite.com registered at eNom

Another phuckstick spammer that mass-emails owners of newly registered domain names is Registrationdomainsite.com. The unscrupulous spammer scans the domain zone files, and emails the registrants with the following cookie cutter message: Congratulations on your domain [*].com ! The next step you can do for [*].com is to make sure it is listed in the search […]

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Equifax data breach affects millions; dot .com gets snapped pronto

A massive data breach at Equifax means that as many as 143 million profiles are in the hands of cybercriminals. Ironically, Equifax is one of the three US credit bureaus, and they issue credit scores related to the credit-worthiness of Americans. Today, Equifax said in a press release that the so-called unauthorized access was discovered […]

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Caution : Domain owner impersonation might cost you

Domain cybercriminals attempt to steal domain names using a variety of cunning methods. Other than direct hacking of accounts, or spear-phishing techniques, social engineering is a common method. Calling up a domain registrar’s support department pretending they are the owner, or calling the domain owner pretending to be the domain registrar, is one such example. […]

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