Stolen domains: Fey.com, DRP.com, Still.com

The domain names Fey.com, DRP.com, and Still.com 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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Forsage.io identified in $300 million dollar pyramid scheme

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: SVH.com 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 SVH.com, 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 Simp3.com among other pirate domains

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has seized Simp3.com, a domain used to pirate music at a grand scale. Registered in 2015, Simp3.com provided downloads of mp3 music as seen in this capture from 2019: The domain was seized along with the associate domains, CoroUrbano.com, CoroUrbanos.com and Pautamp3.com. 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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F45.com: Auctioned domain was picked up by F45 Training

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

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F45.com: After a theft and a UDRP, this domain is now in auction

F45.com is most likely the youngest LNN .com in the world, having dropped and re-registered three days ago. When the DropCatch auction completes, F45.com will be won by the highest bidder. The ongoing auction ends in a few hours, with a currently high bid at $13,050 dollars. F45.com has a history though that might affect […]

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Bored Apes worth $1 million stolen using a dot .land #domain name

Some unfortunate owners of the highly valuable Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs lost their assets yesterday. The cybercriminals took advantage of a security lapse at the BAYC Instagram page, substituting the official link with one they controlled. Using the domain YugaLabs.land, the criminals set up a page mimicking Yuga Labs, operators of the BAYC franchise. […]

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Domain crime: FBI raid takes down #cybercrime nest Raid.lol

An FBI raid has taken down a trio of domains pointing to a cybercrime nest, RaidForums. According to the report, the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, brought unsealed criminal charges against RaidForums’ founder and chief administrator, Diogo Santos Coelho, aged 21, of Portugal. Coelho […]

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