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Auction for WTL.com ends at $15,300 but is this LLL #domain name stolen?

The auction for WTL.com ended at an eye-watering $15,300 dollars at DropCatch today. As we pointed out, the domain was listed in auction by a private seller – it was not a drop. Before the auction closed, we received notification that the domain WTL.com is most likely a stolen asset. The information came from established […]

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Escrow.com report on unscrupulous web sites selling #Covid19 contraband

Escrow.com has compiled an extensive report on unscrupulous web sites defrauding consumers due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The report, titled “Fake Websites Selling Coronavirus Masks Are Scamming Organizations out of Millions” describes the issue: An investigation by Escrow.com, the world’s most secure payment method from a counterparty risk perspective, has found a surge of unscrupulous […]

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#Domain crime : CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com got shut down

The Department of Justice has ordered the domain CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com to be shut down. This direct order was highly justified, as the fraudulent content alleged the following: “Due to the recent outbreak for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the World Health Organization is giving away vaccine kits. Just pay $4.95 for shipping.” The domain’s Registrar, NameCheap, was ordered […]

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Phishing scam uses #Palestinian domain name http.PS

The latest in a series of phishing scams uses a domain from the Palestinian ccTLD, dot .PS. The domain http.PS is embedded in a link to hide the actual domain and make it look like a typical web prefix, such as “https.” The threat actors are taking advantage of the fact that since Google Chrome […]

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#Domain crime : Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran lost $380k thanks to a typo-domain scam

Sharks took Barbara Corcoran‘s money, to the tune of $388,000 dollars, using a typo-domain registered that same day. The domain BarbaraCorcran.com was registered on February 21 at Wild West Domains, via the Microsoft Office 365 platform and never had a web site resolving, as its primary use was email. The scammers impersonated an assistant to […]

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Domain crime : FBI seizes aged #domain #Pornstars .net and more than 380 others in sting operation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized almost 390 domains breaking the law; among them is the domain Pornstars.net that was registered in 1997. The domain keywords of these domains relate to sex and escort services, most likely linked to a recent case of prostitution enabling and money laundering in Manhattan, NY. Many of […]

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International crime : The FBI seized the #domain name WeLeakInfo.com

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that they have seized the domain name WeLeakInfo.com. The website operating on weleakinfo.com claimed to provide its users a search engine able to review and obtain the personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records. […]

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SEO or malice? #Grin-Tech .org #domain sold for $2,651 dollars

For the past two years, the domain Grin-Tech.org has been the main domain of cryptocurrency, Grin Coin. Unfortunately, someone at the community dropped the proverbial ball and did not pay for the domain’s renewal. Despite attempts by other members to reclaim the domain past expiration, its registrar was not helpful and the domain dropped. The […]

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DoItForState : “State Snaps” founder gets 14 years in the slammer for #domain hijacking attempt

A would-be domain hijacker who founded State Snaps, a social media influencing corp, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, aged 27, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as “Polo,” received the prison term after an April 18, 2019, jury verdict found him guilty of one count of conspiracy to […]

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#Data leak involves 1.2 billion user accounts – are #domainers affected?

A massive new data leak was announced today, involving personal data from 1.2 billion accounts. The result of an obvious hack consists of 4 Tb of personal information, containing profiles of hundreds of millions of people. Such data includes: home and cell phone numbers, associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Github, work […]

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#Alvalu Designs : Business #domain held hostage by #WordPress #developer

Alvalu Designs is a family-owned business in California that creates custom stickers, decals, banners, shirts and more. Their domain name, AlvaluDesigns.com, appears functional, but according to a video shared on YouTube by its owner, the domain is being held hostage. What is the deal exactly? Derek Alvarez, co-owner of Alvalu Designs, says that the developers […]

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Discrimination .com : Fabulous #domain stolen, then returned to owner

Discrimination.com was temporarily stolen yesterday, after an alleged hacker infiltrated the registrant’s account with Fabulous.com. The very valuable domain became an easy target, as the WHOIS information was public. Its registrant was notified of the account change (“push”) and contacted the Fabulous.com support. Within a few hours, the matter was resolved, thanks to the intervention […]

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