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Cloudflare receives DMCA Subpoena to disclose domain name details

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Cyber Scams are nasty aren’t they? What is more nasty is the fact that a very small percentage of perpetrators behind these scams actually get caught. But what if domain name registering agencies disclosed the identity of fraudulent domain name holders?  Digital Millennium Copyright Act Services Ltd. (DMCA) has handed a subpoena to Cloudflare regarding the disclosure of information...

Shopping bots using domain names as a refuge

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Cybersecurity experts while examining a mass bot scam found something very interesting. They found out that a large number of bots were using a comparatively very small number of domain names. This implied a very high concentration of bots per domain name.  For around 850,000 fake bots/accounts, there were only around 1800 domain names. The experts analyzed that the perpetrators of the scam...

Free subdomains being misused by scammers

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Do you know, buying domain names isn’t the only option available. In fact you can get a number of subdomains as well. Many of these subdomains are given for free of cost, for project work or personal ventures. One of such services is provided by MyPressOnline.com. Subdomains to this domain name are free for all. However, a report by WhoisXML API, has found that several of the subdomains under...

Impact of a single alphabet difference in the domain name

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How much difference can a single letter in a domain name have? If you consider the recent case of the City of Liberty Hill, the answer is tremendous.  The City of Liberty Hill has been the victim of two cyber scams. Both of these cyber scams included the exchange of money online. The victim received emails from the fraudulent email Ids, disguised as the original one. The fake email Id asked for a...

17 Major pirated domain names blocked

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In what might be considered a huge win for the Creative Entertainment industry, 17 Major Piracy Domain Names have been blocked by an injunction in a UK court. All the majority ISPs would not allow access to these blocked domain names.  Different big Hollywood Studios including Disney and Netflix were up against these domain names. All of these Studios and Netflix collectively formed the...

Sub-domain takeover vulnerability found in Flywheel

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Flywheel is a popular WordPress hosting platform. The platform allows users to build their own attractive and efficient websites. However, a report by Resecurity has stated that a Sub-domain takeover vulnerability associated with Flywheel has been found.  First we have to understand what a Sub-domain is. A domain name usually consists of a domain and a TLD, as for example abc.xyz. Here abc is the...

Nintendo Switch piracy domain names blocked

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Popular video games and electronics company Nintendo has won an injunction in a UK Court. The company was fighting against two piracy domains.  These domains were distributing pirated games that could be played on a Nintendo Console. These domains are NSW2U and NSWROM. Multiple domain names were made using these names with various different extensions such as NSW2U.xyz, NSW2U.org, NSW2U.com...

Why is choosing the right domain name registrar so important?

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While starting your new business, you definitely focused a lot about choosing the right domain name. A right domain name can be crucial to the success of your enterprise, but there is another aspect of it that many are missing. Choosing the right domain name registrar.  Sustaining a business is as challenging, if not more, as starting a business. The major threat that most online businesses face...

Microsoft goes hard on several spy Chinese domain names

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In a recent post we discussed how scamsters are targetting Microsoft. Looks like Microsoft has had it all. It has cracked down hard on a Chinese hacking group that used several domain names to steal sensitive information.  Microsoft has won a case against a hacking group that it calls Nickel. A judgement by The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in favor of...

Microsoft Office 365 users beware

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Scammers are getting smarter in the ways they trick you. They are continously developing new techniques to fake popular brands and trick people. This time they have pointed on Microsoft Office 365. As reported by WinBuzzer a new phishing scam is around, that targets Microsoft Office customers. The scam begins with a notification that urges users to check their spam folders. The messages include...

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