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April 26, 2019 02:25

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Tech support malware : Scammers prefer .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains

Scammers posing as tech support resolving malware attacks, have a preference for .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains. A recent article by Malwarebytes Labs, researched how “tech support” scammers abuse native ad provider, Taboola, to serve such tech support scam ads. How does this work: Ads are bought on Taboola, serving links to web sites that […]

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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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Why Being an In-N-Out Manager Is Better Than Being a Lawyer; Finding “Unicorns:” Questions to Ask Before You Invest in a Startup

How The Wrong Marketing Agency Can Endanger Your Business; Nametoken Is the First Domain Ecosystem; Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machine; Hyperloop and our misplaced love of futuristic technology; Cybersecurity Researcher Hailed as Hero Is Accused of Creating Malware; Stamps.com stock price has risen 800% in the last 3 […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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Over 750 domains hijacked in attack on Gandi

Gandi saw 751 domains belonging to its customers hijacked and redirected to malware delivery sites, the French registrar reported earlier this month. The attack saw the perpetrators obtain Gandi’s password for a gateway provider, which it did not name, that acts as an intermediary to 34 ccTLD registries including .ch, .se and .es. The registrar […]

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WannaCry malware cybercriminals made more than $6,300 in BTC so far

The cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attack have already made a small fortune in Bitcoin. Once security analysts reverse-engineered the WannaCry code, the following Bitcoin address was revealed: 115p7UMMngoj1pMvkpHijcRdfJNXj6LrLn So far, that address has received 30 payments from victims whose computer files were encrypted, and succumbed to this type of digital blackmail. According to Blockchain.info, […]

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Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now

A 41-character .com domain was key to bringing down a malware campaign. A ransomware attack based on an NSA tool spread like wildfire yesterday…until a researcher spent ten bucks to register a domain name. A malware researcher discovered an unregistered domain name in the code of the malware and registered the domain name. Malware frequently […]

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New domain registration scam intends to spread malware, ransomware

A new domain registration scam is attempting to spread malware and ransomware via email. The emails, sent by cybercriminals in Russia and Ukraine, pretend to bear domain registration notices. The spear-phishing email reads: Whois Data Reminder Dear customer: You have successfully registered ***.com. Order ID: [redacted] Domain registered date: 2017-01-09 Domain expired date: 2018-01-09 […] […]

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Boeing’s fight against “Newborn” domain names

Can flagging new domain names help stop the spread of malware? We all get emails with links that go to phishing and malware sites. There’s one thing in common with most of the domains hosting this bad stuff: they were registered a short time ago. In fact, many malware networks are programmed to frequently register […]

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Why Good Enough Content Isn’t Good Enough; Introducing The Virtual Grocery Market

Immigrants Founded 51% of U.S. Billion-Dollar Startups; Senate holds Backpage.com in contempt, sparking likely free speech fight; New kind of malware for Apple devices has been discovered; Nissan(.com) – A 20-Year Battle of David vs. Goliath; Half of China’s Ad Spending Will Go Toward the Internet This Year; Marketers Still Eager to Increase Spending on […]

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