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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Phishing attempt targets domain investors using law firm as the bait

A phishing attempt targeting domain investors used the name of a law firm as the main bait. As reported by domain investor, George Kirikos, the phishing email consisted of a link to open an “encrypted file” using the Evernote platform. At the destination, the HTML file prompted users to run it in the web browser […]

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CISA shares list of #domains involved in Conti ransomware attacks

CISA, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, has been tracking the spreading and attacks of Conti ransomware. Along with the FBI, CISA have observed the increased use of Conti ransomware in more than 400 attacks on U.S. and international organizations. In typical Conti ransomware attacks, malicious cyber actors steal files, encrypt servers and workstations, and […]

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Instagram phishers using .ORG #domains to steal passwords

An Instagram message chain about supposed “copyright infringement” takes advantage of newly registered .ORG domains to steal account passwords. The messages originate from compromised Instagram accounts that in turn message their contact lists, spreading the odds of the phishing campaign in a viral manner. The .ORG domains were registered this week or in late January […]

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SOO.com domain stolen by snapping Makaera.com that dropped

The classic method of stealing an “orphan” domain was apparently used in the case of SOO.com. What is an orphan domain: It’s a domain that is managed by an email address that is obsolete, particularly belonging to another domain that expired and dropped. Domain criminals hijack the targeted, premium domain, by gaining control of the […]

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Bulletproof hosting: Is the .com worth the $5k asking price?

Bulletproof hosting is the type of data hosting that allows the client to facilitate the content’s uptime and sustainability, evading specific laws that regulate content. Long story short, bulletproof hosting typically assists cybercriminals to distribute illegal content, malware, and engage in digital piracy. The term represents the type of lawlessness during the early years of […]

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