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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lmaginea.com: Phishing #domain lost via the UDRP process

Using a domain as a phishing platform to defraud consumers is grounds for a UDRP loss. In the case of lmaginea.com, that first letter is a lower case “L” and not a capital “i.” This method of substituting a letter with another that visually resembles it, allows cybercriminals to defraud thousands of people annually. The […]

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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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Scammers attempted to phish using fake #Moderna domain name

Phishing the domains of popular companies such as Moderna is a crime that requires swift action. The Homeland Security Investigations department in Baltimore have seized the domain Mordernatx.com, a typo of the official domain name Modernatx.com. The domain Mordernatx.com was seized in accordance with a seizure warrant issued by the United States Court for the […]

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Warning : Phishing scam using a dot .PRO domain

There is an ongoing phishing scam via SMS, and they are using a dot .PRO domain name. While there are not many .PRO domains around, this one targets users via a text message related to their banking system, Bank of Montreal, BMO. We received this from a fellow domain investor in Canada; when visiting bmo.com.account-secure.helppro.pro […]

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Avvo.com lawsuit : $2 million dollar judgement against Chinese phishing domain names

Avvo.com has won a lawsuit it filed against the Chinese operators of an elaborate phishing scheme. A Federal Court in Arizona delivered a $2 million dollar judgement against hackers who created a spoofed web site, that copied the well-known legal review web site. Randazza Legal Group, PLLC represented Avvo in this successful lawsuit. In Avvo, […]

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Krebs on Security : Russian servers hosted domains used to phish for iPhone info

Renowned security expert, Brian Krebs, shared information on a massive phishing scheme targeting iPhone users. With the help of at least 146 domain names, the Russia-based criminal ring attempted to steal credentials from users whose iPhones had been stolen. “Victims of iPhone theft can use the Find My iPhone feature to remotely locate, lock or […]

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Domain crime : Chase Bank was targeted with phishing domain updateaccountonline.com

Last week we revealed how the account structure of Wells Fargo was used by cybercriminals who registered a similar domain. Now it’s the time of Chase Bank; cybercriminals registered the domain updateaccountonline.com and are using it in phishing emails. Falsifying the email so as to appear to arrive from Chase Bank, the registrant of the […]

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GoDaddy SMS code numbers win multi-million dollar Lotto jackpot!

An incredible story of luck and fortune unfolded during the 4th of July weekend, as a domain investor won a state lottery jackpot. Gary Sbignew of Grand Rapids, Michigan, used the numbers provided in a two-way authentication SMS for GoDaddy for his selection of lotto numbers. “I played them in pairs, 28/14/12 and provided three […]

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Gmail and domains : Phishers using SMS to hijack your account!

In the past year and a half, a lot of domain names were stolen from their lawful owners by phishing emails. By sending emails posing as legitimate communication from a domain registrar, cybercriminals manage to obtain a domain owner’s user name and password. Without two way authentication enabled at the registrar level, one is at […]

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Alert: Chinese registered domain Ameriban-extuess.com to phish AMEX customers

An email pretending to arrive from American Express is using a recently disclosed breach of customer data at Home Depot to phish for your personal banking information. Ameriban-extuess.com, the domain used in this phishing scam was registered with Chinese information, per DomainTools. Todaynic.com, the Chinese registrar where the phishing scam domain was registered on 9/17/2014 […]

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