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September 18, 2019 07:32

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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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