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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Escrow.com resetting passwords of accounts as a precaution

Escrow.com is apparently mass-resetting the account passwords of its customers, as a way to protect them from the recent Epik data breach. In an email received by several Escrow.com customers today, the following information is shared: Your password has been reset. Dear [redacted] Due to the recent security breach at domain registrar Epik, we are […]

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#DomainTools rolls out “Domain Hotlist” to combat #domain threats

DomainTools announced today the availability of Domain Hotlist, a new domain-centric analysis tool, to combat threats as they emerge. Following the release of Domain Score in 2018, DomainTools delivers Domain Hotlist as “a predictive, prioritized, and easily consumable block list that identifies active, high-risk domains—empowering organizations to proactively guard against relevant, emerging threats.” Says the […]

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Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the control of a “Michael Cohen” with a NYC address in […]

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#Security intervention : #GoDaddy AWS infrastructure exposed, then patched

The GoDaddy infrastructure of its Amazon AWS systems was exposed; the security issue was reported and fixed very recently. According to security firm UpGuard Cyber Risk Team, the discovery involved data exposure of documents appearing to describe the GoDaddy infrastructure running in the Amazon AWS cloud. The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team reported and secured the security […]

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#cPHulk in #cPanel 70 : Block #domain trolls, hackers and pests by country

Is your blog or publication swamped by garbage commentary originating from particular countries? While WordPress based plug-ins take care of the issue partially, it’s always good to have additional options. Many web servers hosting blogs operate on cPanel, an industry standard, and the upcoming version 70 ups the ante against domain trolls, hackers and other […]

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#DomainTools and #security : Introducing #Domain Risk Score

DomainTools has rolled out Domain Risk Score, available as an intelligent API add-on to the award-winning Iris, as well as a separate data feed. The DomainTools data science team has applied machine learning capabilities atop DomainTools’ vast databases of DNS and domain profile information, in order to identify malicious domains as they are being created. […]

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#Firefox 58 to slap #domain #phishing attackers hard

Firefox released its ultra-fast Quantum browser a few weeks ago, with version 57. The next stable version, 58, will include strong security measures, rendering domain spoofing and phishing attempts much harder to implement. Firefox 58 will block web pages from navigating the top-level window to data URLs, protecting users from phishing attacks that abuse data […]

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Email harvesting attack against DomainTools has been patched

DomainTools notified its customers that an email harvesting campaign utilized a flaw in the individual membership email update processes. The scripting attack did not compromise usernames and passwords, but tested email addresses against a large database of unrelated data dumps, obtained from LinkedIn, Dropbox or other sources. DomainTools has patched the flaw that allowed this […]

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Internet of Things : Home appliances conspiring to take over your bank account

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of interconnected devices that we’re normally not accustomed to viewing them as networked. It’s the new, expanded reality that grants networking access to home appliances such as refrigerators, coffee machines, temperature monitors and many others. While all this seems to be a convenience that gives us the […]

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Domain theft saga the result of lack of two-factor authentication at Dotster

A couple of days ago, we received the following message from a distraught professional, who is not a domain investor: “I wish I didn’t have to contact you but my domain has been stolen. Details per your reporting page: Granting the right to use: Yes you are granted the right to use.   Theft timeline: […]

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Latest Uniregistry newsletter highlights domain security

Uniregistry has sent out its monthly newsletter, for September 2016. This month, the progressive domain registrar founded by domain investor and entrepreneur, Frank Schilling, is focusing on domain security. Built from the ground up to eliminate outdated programming principles, and to ensure a secure base for managing domain names, Uniregistry wants its users to have […]

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