#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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Domain crime : Get your domains away from AOL, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts fast!

Global alert : Domain hackers are attempting to steal domains, where the registrant uses AOL, Yahoo or Hotmail accounts. There have been numerous instances of such attempts and even successful domain theft incidents that we’re aware of. Changing one’s managing accounts to secure free email providers such as Gmail or ProtonMail is the first step […]

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Avvo.com lawsuit : $2 million dollar judgement against Chinese phishing domain names

Avvo.com has won a lawsuit it filed against the Chinese operators of an elaborate phishing scheme. A Federal Court in Arizona delivered a $2 million dollar judgement against hackers who created a spoofed web site, that copied the well-known legal review web site. Randazza Legal Group, PLLC represented Avvo in this successful lawsuit. In Avvo, […]

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Chinese domain investors : 1 billion accounts leaked on the Dark Web

Domain investors from China should perform a thorough change of passwords across their social media accounts without delay. Details of more than 1 billion accounts from large Chinese service providers have been packaged and are being resold on the so-called “Dark Web,” an underground group of sites operating on the Tor network. According to a […]

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