Archive for the ‘True Domain Crime’ Category
Posted March 21st, 2011
As reported by David Goldstein on Domainpulse.com: “Nominet has advised that the issue group on ‘Dealing with domain names used in connection with criminal activity’ has been set up. It brings together expertise and experience from within and outside the domain name industry. A list of people who will form the core of this issue group has been established, chaired by Professor Ian Walden. The group’s first meeting will take place on 4 April 2011.”
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Tags: Domain Crime
Posted in True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted February 15th, 2011
“Three hours outside Bucharest, Romanian National Road 7 begins a gentle ascent into the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps. Meadowlands give way to crumbling houses with chickens in the front yard, laundry flapping on clotheslines. But you know you’ve arrived in the town of Râmnicu Vâlcea when you see the Mercedes-Benz dealership.”
Click HERE to read the rest of Wired Magazine’s fascinating story of Phishing, Scamming, Cybersquatting, hacking and malware attacks.
Tags: cybercrime, Romania, Wired Magazine
Posted in Enforcement, Internet Security, Tech News, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted April 5th, 2010
If you have ever wondered whether a domain deal was shady or if the name you are purchasing as “fallen off the truck”, you may not be paranoid.
Domain Name Wire’s article 8 Clues a Domain Name is Stolen is a pretty good barometer by which to test the validity of a questionable domain transaction.
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Tags: domain theft
Posted in Internet Security, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted February 26th, 2010
When Baidu.com was hacked last month by the Iranian Cyber Army. They felt that Register.com was to blame. However, as one might imagine the situation is not black and white and is a good lesson in the importance of IP protection on-line.
As reported by Domain Name Wire: “Last month visitors to Baidu.com were redirected to a page stating that the site had been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army. Baidu later sued Register.com for allegedly allowing a security intrusion that enabled the hackers to change the name servers for Baidu.com. But the original lawsuit redacted the essential facts about how the hackers got control of Baidu’s account at Register.com. Now an unredacted copy of the lawsuit is available (pdf).”
To read the full article, click HERE.
Tags: Baidu.com, Hacking, Iranian Cyber Army, register.com
Posted in Enforcement, Internet Security, Registrars, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted December 31st, 2009
Wired breaks down the decades most dastardly cybercrimes.
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Tags: cybercrime, wired.com
Posted in Internet Security, Know Your Domains, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted November 20th, 2009
You can never be too careful with your domains but it is reassuring to know that domain crime is being taken seriously. As reported on Wired.com‘s Threat Level blog. “Three alleged members of the hacker gang Kryogeniks were hit with a federal conspiracy charge Thursday for a 2008 stunt that replaced Comcast’s homepage with a shout-out to other hackers.”
For the full story, click here
Tags: comcast.net, domain hijacking, hackers, Kryogeniks, threat level, wired.com
Posted in Enforcement, Internet Security, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted November 17th, 2009
As reported on Domain Name Wire, “New Jersey today handed down an indictment (pdf) against Daniel Goncalves, alleged thief of the P2P.com domain name. The Division of Criminal Justice Major Crimes/Computer Analysis & Technology Unit obtained a seven-count state grand jury indictment for theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, computer theft, and identity theft, all in the second degree, and three counts of fourth-degree falsifying records.”
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Tags: Daniel Goncalves, Domain Name Wire, domain theft, New Jersey, P2P.com
Posted in Enforcement, True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted November 5th, 2009
According to DomainNameWire.com there is a domain renewal scam afoot involving email notifications of domain expiration. We urge you to always renew your domains directly through your account with the registrar and not through a link provided in an email. As always, remain vigilant about protecting your domains.
For the full story, click here.
Tags: protecting your domains
Posted in True Domain Crime by Kelly Hardy
Posted October 23rd, 2009
U.S. District Judge rules that Craigslist is not liable for prostitution ads. See the full story from cnet.
Tags: cnet, Craigslist, prostitution
Posted in Internet Disorders, Social Networks, True Domain Crime by Ken Taylor
Posted January 12th, 2009
Over the holidays, a federal court in Northern California entered a default judgment of $33.15 million in favor of Verizon Communications in what may be the largest cybersquatting judgment in history.
Posted in Cybersquatting, True Domain Crime by Ernest Grumbles