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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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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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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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#Domain clawback : CWR.com sale involved a hijacked domain name

The sale of the three letter domain CWR.com via Sedo for a reported $22,665 dollars involved a stolen or “hijacked” asset. The auction winner paid the fee in mid December, and is now risking to lose his money, as the domain was clawed back by Network Solutions, that returned it to its legitimate owner. Said […]

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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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ECA .net buyer discovers this 20 year old #domain is stolen

Stolen domain names are being resold on various online venues, by keeping prices below market value. This approach makes them affordable and appealing to mostly unsuspected buyers, that believe they got a deal for an aged or premium domain. A recent exposure of such transactions ended up with the revelation that the three letter domain […]

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#Domain crime: Three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen

The three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen. Registered in 1999, NWX.com was recently transferred to NameSilo, and even listed for sale at Sedo. Once notified by TLDInvestors, Sedo removed the domain name from its marketplace. Researching the historic WHOIS data at DomainTools, it seems that the domain’s legitimate owner, Ron Bearden, appears […]

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Domain crime : Expired and dropped #domains in the hands of credit card phishers

Domains that drop or expire and become available for a small fee, often get picked up for their existing traffic. In the past, such pickups were made by domain investors, who’d park the domains with related keywords, earning PPC revenue. Domain parking has suffered big blows in the past decade, and now these domains are […]

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Integrated Robotics : Disgruntled former employee shuts off company’s #domain access

Integrated Robotics is a company that was formed in 2012 to help customers solve real world data acquisition issues with leading edge integrated platforms and payload system solutions. According to their web site at Integrated-Robotics.com: In 2015, Integrated Robotics evolved into a commercial drone services company with mission capable payload sensors to capture data for […]

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Feds take over the domain #Prblogics .com for contraband, owner arrested

The office of Homeland Security Investigations has seized the domain Prblogics.com, for the following reasons: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court, under the authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2323. Intentionally and knowingly trafficking in counterfeit goods is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time […]

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