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Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

Customers have to make quick switch to avoid security risk and potential outages. I frequently write about domain name theft. Usually, the only loss in the theft is the domain name. But it can be much worse. Three domain names belonging to Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) were recently stolen, as Brian Krebs explains in […]

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Chinese man sues after his numeric domain names are stolen

Lawsuit claims 11 domain names such as 0001.com were stolen. Gong Fan of Shenzhen, China has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover 11 numeric .com domain names that he alleges were stolen from him. According to the suit, Gong Fan is the original registrant of 0001.com, 6007.com, 00088.com, 10099.com, 00086.com, 98988.com, 88199.com, 00018.com, 00019.com, 00020.com […]

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Caution : Domain owner impersonation might cost you

Domain cybercriminals attempt to steal domain names using a variety of cunning methods. Other than direct hacking of accounts, or spear-phishing techniques, social engineering is a common method. Calling up a domain registrar’s support department pretending they are the owner, or calling the domain owner pretending to be the domain registrar, is one such example. […]

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Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017

We’re rolling out a monthly list of domain names that remain stolen, based on previous documented incidents or other investigative reports. Domain theft is rampant, and scumbags who steal domain names often attempt to dispose of these assets quickly. Alternate methods involve the direct communication with buyers in private, often requiring payments in Bitcoin or […]

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