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“White hacker” took control of Binance Jersey #domain and gave it back

An alleged “white hacker” took over the domain name of Binance Jersey, a cryptocurrency exchange platform trading in Euro and British Pound. The company’s domain, Binance.je, is operating under the Jersey ccTLD. Apparently, the hacker took over the company’s Twitter account as well, and from there shared the information: “I managed to successfully overtake Binance […]

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Domain #security : Proofpoint shares its 2019 report on fraudulent #domains

Millions of domains are registered every year, by people looking to defraud businesses, their employees and customers. By utilizing social engineering tactics and phishing techniques, cybercriminals register domains that impersonate trusted brands. From there, they launch phishing attacks and other scams. More than 75% of businesses came across fraudulent domains posing as their brand, according […]

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Project #TransAtlantic : No, your ccTLD #domain is not safe if you sell #counterfeit goods

Many cybercriminals believe that they can evade the long arm of the FBI and the Homeland Security Investigations department, by switching from a .com domain, to a ccTLD. Luckily, this is not the case. Selling counterfeit goods hurts the global economy to the tune of billions of dollars every year, and that’s why operations based […]

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#GoDaddy took down 15,000 subdomains in hijacked accounts

GoDaddy has taken down 15,000 subdomains peddling a variety of “snake oil” products. According to a two year investigation, many of the domains they linked to were legitimate, belonging to customers whose accounts were apparently compromised. Products being sold from these domains were illegal, unregulated, contraband or fake. The money siphoned via this type of […]

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Not #Aegean Air : Phishing #malware domain at #NameSilo targets #Greek Facebook users

Scammers have registered the domain COM-GRE.com and are using it to launch elaborate phishing campaigns targeting Greece. The domain was registered on May 23rd with NameSilo. One such phishing campaign is using the subdomain AEGEANAIR.COM-GRE.com, posing as the Greek airline’s supposed giveaway site. Aegean Airlines celebrates 20 years in operation this year, and the phishing […]

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#Sedo has an established policy regarding stolen #domains

Stolen domains are often listed for sale on domain auction platforms, and such attempts might be difficult to thwart. Automated ownership validation isn’t a surefire process, simply because having control of a domain asset doesn’t necessarily establish proof of its lawful ownership. Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, has a detailed policy on stolen domain names, which […]

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#Sedo issues announcement on the termination of its #domain auction of WBS.com

Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, sent us an update on the termination of the auction for WBS.com – a domain that has been reported as stolen by its owner. Sedo’s representative confirmed that the legitimate owner initiated the auction cancellation request, and stated: The domain WBS.com was previously put to auction by a seller who had […]

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#Domain crime : WBS.com appears to be a stolen asset

The domain name WBS.com has been reported as stolen, and Sedo is investigating the reports, all while the domain is in auction without a reserve. WBS.com was registered in 1995, and was used for years as a host of the World Billfishing Series. According to a cached page from 2018: “For over two decades, the […]

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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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