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Lost in #OpenSea: Fake NFT platform #domain cost victim thousands of dollars

A fake OpenSea domain was used in a phishing attack, costing thousands of dollars to at least one victim. Using the IDN domain xn--opensa-7ua.com, the scammers stole approximately $70,000 dollars in Ethereum from one account. Registered at NameCheap, the domain resolved to an active web site mimicking OpenSea. The IDN displays as openséa .com in […]

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#Slilpp domains were seized by the US Federal authorities

The US Federal authorities have seized several Slilpp domains that were used by a criminal group selling stolen credentials of thousands of platforms. The US Department of Justice announced that Slilpp marketplace listings offered more than 80 million user credentials, harvested from more than 1,400 service providers broken into by hackers. By seizing the Slilpp […]

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Matt Tolle : Attempt to steal my domains at NetSol last December

Matt Tolle is the owner of Night.com and a few other domains that were targeted by cybercriminals recently. Last December, there was an attempt to steal Night.com and others from his NetSol account. Mr. Tolle operates MattTolle.com and the cybercriminal registered MattToiie.com to trick the NetSol support personnel. MattToiie.com looks like MattToIIe.com when the double […]

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BNN.com and Brel.com : No longer stolen, #domains back with their owner

The saga has ended for the owner of BNN.com and Brel.com as both domains have been returned and are now in their possession. Both domains were at NameSecure, a domain registrar operated by Web.com. After a long quest for their return, the domains were moved away from GoDaddy where the Algerian thief had transferred them […]

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BNN.com and Brel.com : Stolen #domains back at Web.com

The domains BNN.com and Brel.com were stolen and transferred away to GoDaddy by a persistent domain thief. The theft was publicized in February and since then the owner has been working with the registrars involved in this unlawful transfer to reverse it. Since late March, both domains are back in the original accounts at NameSecure, […]

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Permanent injunction shuts down #domains of tech support fraud scheme

A US federal court entered an order of permanent injunction against an individual and five companies in a case against a large-scale technical-support fraud scheme alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims. The order bars Michael Brian Cotter, 59, of Glendale, California, and four companies — Singapore registered Global Digital Concierge […]

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Sky Global : Canadian firm’s #domains were seized by the US federal authorities

Sky Global is a Canadian company, creators of encryption software for phones. The US federal authorities have indicted two of its top executives for allegedly providing drug traffickers with the ability to evade surveillance. Jean-Francois Eap, Sky Global’s Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas Herdman, a former high-level distributor of Sky Global devices, are charged with […]

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Perl.com #domain theft incident detailed by operator’s testimonial

The brazen theft of Perl.com shows just how far operatives in countries with lax IP laws can go. Luckily, the domain name Perl.com was returned to its rightful owner, programmer Tom Christiansen. At the time that the incident was made public, the domain Perl.com had been transferred to Chinese domain registrar BizCN. The registrar’s erratic […]

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#GoDaddy: Alarming number of #domain theft attempts

GoDaddy is the biggest domain registrar in the world, with more than 80 million domain names under management. It makes sense that it’s therefore the most targeted domain registrar by cybercriminals, due to the sheer volume of domains. For domain portfolio holders at GoDaddy, a type of upgraded protection is available. The message displayed under […]

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Area.com is a stolen domain asset

The aged, premium domain name Area.com has been reported as stolen. Area.com was moved away from its registrant’s possession at Network Solutions, to BizCN in China. The same domain registrar was used in several other recent domain theft incidents that included the high profile case of Perl.com. Thomas E. Dell, founder of Soylent Communications, is […]

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Perl.com and other #domains moved back to Network Solutions after brazen theft

The domain Perl.com was returned to its legitimate owners late last week, moving back to Network Solutions. Brian D. Foy, operator of Perl.com, confirmed that the domain was returned: “Network Solutions got Perl.com back. Your WHOIS records should show that.” Indeed, Perl.com was returned to Network Solutions on Friday, February 5th. As we reported a […]

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Stolen domains: BNN.com and Brel.com in the possession of Algerian thief

A persistent domain thief has usurped the domains BNN.com and Brel.com, offering them for sale privately and in public forums. The domain Brel.com was used as the “trojan horse” to access BNN.com, a premium three letter .com domain. Its legitimate owner, Brel Software Pte Ltd, were notified of the theft only recently; the domains were […]

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