Massive drop of phishing domains registered at Freenom after Meta sued

The number of phishing domains at Freenom after Meta, Inc.sued dropped dramatically, according to Krebs on Security. Freenom is a domain name registry service provider for five country code top-level domains (ccTLDs): .cf for the Central African Republic, .ga for Gabon, .gq for Equatorial Guinea, .ml for Mali, and .tk for Tokelau. Freenom has always […]

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Operation Royal Flush: Feds seize cache of malicious domains

US authorities have seized a group of domain names linked to illegal and malicious activities. Operation Royal Flush is the name of the latest domain seizure operated by the department of Homeland Security Investigations, in accordance with a seizure warrant issued by the US Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Judging from the domains […]

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Silicon Valley Bank crash triggered onslaught of domain registrations

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB,) a commercial bank headquartered in Santa Clara, California, has caused plenty of market instability. SVB was the 16th-largest bank in the United States when it collapsed on March 10th, ending 40 years of banking activities. On March 13, 2023, the FDIC transferred all deposits—both insured and uninsured—and substantially […]

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Stolen domains:,,

The domain names,, and have one thing or two in common. For starters, all 3 domains are registered at Network Solutions, using WHOIS privacy. They are premium and aged, as they were registered in the mid 1990s. One more thing in common is that they have been reported as stolen, by two […]

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Domains seized, arrests made: Boot stresser crimes terminated by the FBI

A group of six individuals were charged with computer crimes related to their alleged ownership of services facilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These services provided “for hire” attacks on demand to anyone willing to pay money to perform electronic warfare on internet destinations and web sites. Each defendant allegedly operated at least one […]

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FBI seizes 17 domain names in defrauding scheme

The FBI and US Postal Inspection Service have seized 17 domains that were part of a defrauding scheme. US law enforcement has investigated the activity of the scammers since February 2021, after the FBI’s IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) received 64 complaints about the scammers. The domains now display a warning by the US authorities: […]

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Fake US Post Office SMS: Phishing campaign uses .US #domain names

A new phishing campaign utilizes SMS messages, sent from scammers that want you to believe there’s a problem with a package delivery. The SMS message states more or less the following: [Postal Service] Your package is on hold due to incomplete address information. Modify your address to ensure delivery per schedule. Visit [domain removed] The […]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged 11 individuals for their roles in creating and promoting Forsage, a fraudulent crypto pyramid and Ponzi scheme that raised more than $300 million, defrauding millions of retail investors worldwide. According to the SEC’s complaint, in January 2020, Vladimir Okhotnikov, Jane Doe a/k/a Lola Ferrari, Mikhail Sergeev, and Sergey […]

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Sonoma Valley Hospital: is still a stolen #domain name

On August 6, 2019, the Sonoma Valley Hospital went into red alert. Celia Kruse de la Rosa, the hospital’s communications director, noted at the time that, their prestigious three letter .com domain and hospital acronym, had been “maliciously acquired.” It was yet another case of domain hijacking, with a highly valuable LLL .com getting […]

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Homeland Security seized among other pirate domains

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has seized, a domain used to pirate music at a grand scale. Registered in 2015, provided downloads of mp3 music as seen in this capture from 2019: The domain was seized along with the associate domains,, and The latter was used to provide download links […]

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The FBI shut down SSNDOB Marketplace criminal platform, seized domains

The FBI has shut down the SNNDOB Marketplace and seized its associated domain names. The illicit marketplace made an estimated $19 million dollars by selling the personal data of about 24 million US citizens, according to the Justice Department. The acronym SSNDOB stands for Social Security Number and Date Of Birth; it operated through a […]

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The domain was auctioned off on DropCatch last week, as a deleted domain, closing at $49,544 dollars. has an interesting past, as it was stolen from photographer, Rolfe Horn in late 2015, by serial domain thief Oleksandar Sapoval. Now, the domain forwards to F45 Training, an Australian company with global presence. According […]

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