Domain crime : #FBI and Europol shut down #xDedic criminal network

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, working along with Europol and other European authorities in Belgium and Ukraine, shut down the notorious Xdedic marketplace. Since 2014, the criminal facility provided access to tens of thousands of compromised servers of companies and private individuals that were hacked via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Criminal buyers and sellers […]

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Project TransAtlantic VIII : The FBI seized yet another movie #domain

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been cracking down on domain names that facilitate piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods. One of them, LostMovieFinder.com, was just shut down for such apparent activity. The GoDaddy registered domain is now operating on the SeizedServers DNS, and the following message appears: Operation In Our Sites – Project […]

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The FBI shut down 498 #escort domains on #Chinese registrar #AliYun

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has added 498 domain names to its list of seized domains. Following the guidelines of US laws related to adult content and committing crimes on the Internet, the FBI seized 498 .com domains – all registered with a Chinese domain registrar, AliYun. The following message appears on these seized […]

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Feds seize psychotropics trading #domain PrimalVisions.net

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the domain name PrimalVisions.net, that sold psychotropic substances and illegal narcotics. Launched in 2015 as a “door to kratom, nootropics and cbd oils/edibles,” PrimalVisions.net traded dangerous narcotics over the Internet. The latest web page lander displays a message from the FBI, that reads in part: “This domain name […]

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Project TransAtlantic VIII : #Domains seized by the FBI due to Chinese #counterfeit goods

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has coordinated Project TransAtlantic VIII, that along with European, Asian and South American authorities went after domain names hosting counterfeit goods. During the process, several interlinked domain names offering fake automotive products were seized. The primary domain, FarEurope.com, was selling counterfeit automotive parts, such as belts, with a Chinese […]

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#BigCity .com and #Cracker .com added to #Backpage #domain seizures by the FBI

Two aged, generic domains have been added to the Backpage seizure list by the FBI. BigCity.com, a domain registered in 1997, and Cracker.com, registered in 1995, are now under the control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The domain BigCity.com appears to have been an index-based repository of escort ads, perhaps popular with the same […]

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The FBI seized #Backpage .com and its affiliate web sites

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized and shut down Backpage.com, and its affiliate web sites. Law enforcement agencies seized the classifieds site, according to Axios.com, due to accusations of hosting ads linked to illegal sex trafficking. In March, the Senate agreed to send a bill to President Trump’s desk, that will make it possible […]

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Romance scams : Happy Valentine’s day from the FBI

It’s Valentine’s Day, and the FBI seized on the opportunity to inform love-stricken social media users about the proliferation of “romance scams” around this day. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that the criminals who carry out romance scams are experts at what they do. They spend hours honing their skills and sometimes keep journals […]

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Operation Avalanche : Europol seizes 800,000 domain names in massive cybercrime bust

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, has helped dismantle a huge cybercrime network, during Operation Avalanche. After more than four years of investigation, the German police along with Europol, the US Department of Justice and the FBI have crushed the malware and ransomware network (botnet.) More than 800,000 domain names have been seized, blocked […]

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FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […]

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McPherson Hospital let domain expire; Reports new Registrant to the FBI

McPherson Hospital officials scrambled to provide the general public with an announcement over their former domain name, McPhersonMemorial.org. The Hospital allowed its former domain name to expire, since three years previously, the hospital name had changed and its official web domain name was updated to McPhersonHospital.org. According to the announcement, that action was made on […]

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FBI issues WordPress warning regarding ISIS sympathizers

There’s one more a reason that the FBI sent its representative to NamesCon 2015, aside from participating in the stolen domains debate. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been monitoring the amount and type of web site defacements, performed by ISIS sympathizers. In particular, it seems that a lot of this type of hacking activity […]

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