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The FBI seized #Jetflicks and #IStreamItAll #domains for streaming media piracy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the domains and servers of a pirate media service operating for almost a decade. The FBI announcement states that eight individuals were charged with conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law by running two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States, resulting in the loss […]

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Project #TransAtlantic : No, your ccTLD #domain is not safe if you sell #counterfeit goods

Many cybercriminals believe that they can evade the long arm of the FBI and the Homeland Security Investigations department, by switching from a .com domain, to a ccTLD. Luckily, this is not the case. Selling counterfeit goods hurts the global economy to the tune of billions of dollars every year, and that’s why operations based […]

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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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Federal investigators seize #FlawlessEscorts .com due to the #FOSTA law

ICE – Homeland Security Investigations has seized yet another domain name, as the result of new legislation on adult content. FlawlessEscorts.com, a domain registered in 2001, now displays the following image: According to archived data from the Internet Archive, FlawlessEscorts.com provided its clientele with connections to presumably high paid escorts. Prostitution is illegal in the […]

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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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Feds seize .XYZ domain

The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard message: “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders […]

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Feds nab KickassTorrents.com owner, seize domains

U.S. authorities have charged the alleged owner of today’s most visited illegal file-sharing website, KickassTorrents.com, with criminal copyright infringement and have seized domain names associated with the website. According to the US Department of Justice, Artem Vaulin, 30, a Ukrainian citizen, was arrested today in Poland and is charged by criminal complaint. The charges include […]

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ShareBeast and AlbumJams : The FBI seized two music piracy domains

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized two domain names of web sites “specializing” in pre-releasing pirated music. Both ShareBeast.com and AlbumJams.com are now under the control of the FBI. According to the RIAA, ShareBeast was the largest illegal file-sharing site operating in the United States. Recent IP addresses used by the web site point […]

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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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Poker revenge? Feds seize Bodog.com domain

Bodog.com has been seized by the Department of Homeland Security – according to Bodog founder, Calvin Ayre. “We have learned that Bodog.com, the original domain of the world’s most popular gaming brand Bodog, was seized by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to a sealed warrant.” Bodog already moved its poker web site to Bodog.eu […]

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Domain seizures: Is the Federal Government guilty of domain propaganda?

An interesting article by Jeff Roberts, staff writer at Paid Content brings some material information forward about the alleged misuse of seized domain names. Apparently, the Federal government and the ICE agency has been seizing domain names related to counterfeit goods; then it places its own anti-piracy propaganda videos on them. The videos attempt to […]

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