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Feds take down CityXGuide.com and BodyRubShop.com in multi-million dollar sting

The Department of Homeland Security has shut down two domain names involved in an online prostitution ring. CityXGuide.com and .net, along with BodyRubShop.com bear the following image: According to the indictment, the web sites’ operator netted more than $21 million off a suite of illicit websites promoting prostitution and sex trafficking: Wilhan Martono, 46, was […]

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EKT2.com #domain name was seized by the Department of Homeland Security

The domain EKT2.com has been seized by the US Department of Homeland Security. EKT is a Lebanese electronics firm involved in the unlawful exporting of US technology to Syria. “Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of June 28, 2005, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.” These five entities and eight […]

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#Domain crime : Criminals stopped by Homeland Security in #Coronavirus sting

In the old days, before your grandma learned how to use Zoom, the original thought crime was the escort sting. An unassuming driver pulls up to a street corner, asks a nearby woman for a “date,” and within seconds, the driver is arrested, the car impounded, and a serious fine is imposed. No physical crime […]

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A bunch of seized #domains are now being monetized via PPC!

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations, along with Europol, seized several domain names in 2017. These domains were used to solicit the sale of unlicensed pharmaceuticals, among other violations. It seems that a lot of these domains are now monetized, on what appears to be a Czech server. The WHOIS information does not indicate that […]

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#Gemstoned .net : Feds grab #domain name from illegal #vape business – #NameFind has the .com

Federal US authorities (NCIDE) have raided a California vaping business, seizing its domain name Gemstoned.net in the process. The 2017 registration is now displaying a message of domain seizure, as of March 3, 2020: This website has been seized since March 3, 2020 as part of a law enforcement operation by the Sacramento, California-based Northern […]

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Domain crime : FBI seizes aged #domain #Pornstars .net and more than 380 others in sting operation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized almost 390 domains breaking the law; among them is the domain Pornstars.net that was registered in 1997. The domain keywords of these domains relate to sex and escort services, most likely linked to a recent case of prostitution enabling and money laundering in Manhattan, NY. Many of […]

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No, the FBI won’t be holding onto seized #domains forever

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is doing an excellent job shutting down web sites that promote scams or assist crime. Many of these domains associated with the active web sites sell knock-offs. In other cases, the FBI seized domains associated with sex crimes and prostitution. Over the course of the past two decades, hundreds if […]

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International crime : The FBI seized the #domain name WeLeakInfo.com

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that they have seized the domain name WeLeakInfo.com. The website operating on weleakinfo.com claimed to provide its users a search engine able to review and obtain the personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records. […]

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#GearsServers : The FBI takes over control of infringing #domains and seizes more than $5 million

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken control of Gears Servers domain names, that were involved in a raid targeting infringing content. Gears TV Reloaded, a popular IPTV service, has shut down following a crackdown by the FBI. There are several domains involved in this raid, and here is the list: gearsiptvnow.com gearsservers.com gearsservers.net […]

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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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