Drug domains: Homeland Security Investigations seized illegal drug marketplace

The US Homeland Security Investigations department (HSI) has seized a number of domain names that operated illegal drug marketplaces, including synthetic hallucinogenics. The domain seizure announcement was posted on the following domain names: 1cplsd.com lizardlabs.eu rarechems.com synexsynthetics.com The following message appears: This domain has been seized by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in accordance with […]

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Zlibrary.org and 200 domains seized in IP piracy sting

Z-Library, operating from the domain Zlibrary.org, was one of the largest shadow libraries on the internet. Using a varying number of alternate domain names in numerous TLDs and gTLDs, Z-Library provided free, unlicensed access to more than 11 million books and 84 million articles. Publishers and authors were not happy with Z-Library, leading to the […]

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FactoryHandbag.com: ICE seized long tail domain due to infringement

Generic, exact match domains are often called “long tail” domains due to their length. In the case of FactoryHandbag.com, the domain is an exact match .com of “factory handbag” and that’s intentional. Google is generous towards such exact match domains, especially when the search volume is high. With proper promotions and social media exposure, such […]

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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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CanadaDrugs.com: Popular search term for “Canada drugs” sold at DropCatch

“Canada drugs” is a popular search on Google with almost one million results. It appears that Canada is a cheap provider of generic medications and the US is a big importer of such drugs. The matching .com domain, CanadaDrugs.com, was registered between 1999 and 2021 but it expired and dropped. It’s amazing that such a […]

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#Slilpp domains were seized by the US Federal authorities

The US Federal authorities have seized several Slilpp domains that were used by a criminal group selling stolen credentials of thousands of platforms. The US Department of Justice announced that Slilpp marketplace listings offered more than 80 million user credentials, harvested from more than 1,400 service providers broken into by hackers. By seizing the Slilpp […]

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PfizerMx.com #domain was seized by the US federal authorities

Domain names and brands of pharmaceutical companies are often abused by peddlers of unlicensed or fake medications. Since the onslaught of Covid-19, scammers target companies such as Moderna that produce medications to fight the virus, registering domain names that might be typos of the brand. Pfizer is a large pharmaceutical company, producing among other medications […]

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Sky Global : Canadian firm’s #domains were seized by the US federal authorities

Sky Global is a Canadian company, creators of encryption software for phones. The US federal authorities have indicted two of its top executives for allegedly providing drug traffickers with the ability to evade surveillance. Jean-Francois Eap, Sky Global’s Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas Herdman, a former high-level distributor of Sky Global devices, are charged with […]

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WeLeakInfo : Client database leaked after #domain expired

A little over a year ago, the FBI seized the domain name WeLeakInfo.com, a rogue provider of hacked credentials. At the time, WeLeakInfo claimed to provide its clients a searchable index of personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records. It seems that wli.design, one of the domains […]

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RemdesivirMx.com #domain was seized by the US federal authorities

Domain names and brands of pharmaceutical companies are often abused by peddlers of unlicensed or fake medications. Since the onslaught of Covid-19, scammers target companies such as Moderna that produce medications to fight the virus, registering domain names that might be typos of the brand. Remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, is a broad-spectrum […]

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Seized #domains : Almost 500 “escort domains” move to sale and parking at GoDaddy

Almost 500 seized domains under the control of the US Marshals Service, a federal law enforcement agency in the United States, have been moved away from the typical parking page. These domains were shut down almost two years ago and were with the Chinese domain registrar Aliyun. No longer displaying a sign with a “this […]

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War on terror : The US has seized 27 #domains used by Iran’s operatives

The United States has seized 27 domain names that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unlawfully used to further a global covert influence campaign. According to the US Department of Justice, all 27 domains were being used in violation of U.S. sanctions targeting both the Government of Iran and the IRGC. Four of the domains […]

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