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January 20, 2020 08:30

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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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Give our #domains back! Change .org petition accuses #Iran of stealing #domain assets

A petition on Change.org seeks the return of three allegedly stolen domains: Amadnews.com, Amadnews.net, and Amadnews.org. It’s a political petition against Iran’s government, and accuses former administrators of these domains of hijacking them. The petition is written in Arabic, English and French, and is titled with a “Give our Domains back” headline: To all the […]

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#Fashion scam : #Cybercriminals use dot .Fun #domains to steal credit card info

Scammers are using a variety of ways to steal your credit card information, and passing off as famous fashion brands is one of them. These cybercriminals usually originate from Eastern Europe, such as Russia and Ukraine, and utilize fake WHOIS information for the domains they use. In a recent case involving several dot .fun domain […]

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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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SEO or malice? #Grin-Tech .org #domain sold for $2,651 dollars

For the past two years, the domain Grin-Tech.org has been the main domain of cryptocurrency, Grin Coin. Unfortunately, someone at the community dropped the proverbial ball and did not pay for the domain’s renewal. Despite attempts by other members to reclaim the domain past expiration, its registrar was not helpful and the domain dropped. The […]

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DoItForState : “State Snaps” founder gets 14 years in the slammer for #domain hijacking attempt

A would-be domain hijacker who founded State Snaps, a social media influencing corp, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, aged 27, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as “Polo,” received the prison term after an April 18, 2019, jury verdict found him guilty of one count of conspiracy to […]

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#Domain crime : VBK .com was stolen from its legitimate owners

Three letter domains are the de facto “coinage” for domainers. For more than 15 years, the value of LLL .com domains fluctuates with an upwards trend. While there are exceptions, the worth of LLL .com domains rebounds, and it’s very rare to encounter sales with a BIN lower than $10,000 dollars. And yet, that’s what […]

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Unauthorized person registered a dot .GOV #domain with fake documents!

This is one for the facepalm department. An unauthorized individual managed to register a dot .GOV domain name, using fake papers and social engineering. Apparently, the US General Services Administration– the federal agency responsible for managing the .gov domain registration process – failed to validate the request, made by an individual who impersonated the mayor […]

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#Data leak involves 1.2 billion user accounts – are #domainers affected?

A massive new data leak was announced today, involving personal data from 1.2 billion accounts. The result of an obvious hack consists of 4 Tb of personal information, containing profiles of hundreds of millions of people. Such data includes: home and cell phone numbers, associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Github, work […]

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Alert : ADE.com is a stolen #domain, says KLA Tencor CEO

The domain name ADE.com has been stolen, and the legitimate owners, KLA Tencor, are in the process of recovering it. Mr. Scott A. Andrews, CEO of KLA Tencor, declared the premium domain asset as stolen. KLA Tencor is the original registrant of the domain, via its previous name, ADE Corporation in Massachusetts. According to information […]

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