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From Counterfeiting to Phishing: Cybersquatting Properties Target Network Device Makers

Early last July 2022, news broke out about the arrest of a CEO who allegedly sold fake Cisco networking devices. While he used e-commerce sites as sales channels, the idea that counterfeit products are also peddled through cybersquatting domains is not too far-fetched. more

Q2 2022 Domain Registration Trends Report

We tracked the digital spillovers of the Russia-Ukraine war two weeks after it began and saw how the news was reflected in domain registrations. We also noticed that even this year’s Oscars slapping incident drove relevant domain registrations. more

Is Monkeypox Following COVID-19’s (Digital) Footsteps?

The public attention COVID -- 19 got was truly reflected in the Domain Name System (DNS). And Monkeypox seems to be following the trail the pandemic blazed, though to a smaller extent, as threat actors seem to be using it as the latest phishing lure. How has this new virus been affecting domain registration? more

WhoisXML API Expands DNS Database Coverage and Adds New Record Type

AAAA and PTR records were added to WhoisXML API's DNS Database Download's existing pool of six DNS record types (i.e., A, MX, NS, TXT, CNAME, and SOA records). All these records are now updated daily, making the database more up-to-date and relevant in supporting security processes. more

Radix Reports 24% Growth in Premium New Domain Name Registrations

Radix today shared its bi-annual premium report for the first half of 2022, giving a full overview of the premium domain sales across its new TLD portfolio from 1st January 2022 till 30th June 2022. more

Have You Seen These Roaming Mantis Connected Artifacts Wandering into Your Phone?

A financially motivated threat group called "Roaming Mantis" was seen targeting Android and iOS device users through malicious SMS communications. The messages sent Android phone users to download pages while iOS users were redirected to credential-stealing login pages. more

Profiling the Threat Actor Known as “Hagga” and His Work

Agent Tesla, an infamous data stealer, has been plaguing Internet users since 2014. Much has been revealed about the malware, but the world didn't come to know about one of its more adept campaign perpetrators -- Hagga -- until last year. more

Beauty and the Beast: Are These Domains Possible Vehicles for Cosmetic Product Counterfeiting?

Months after TikTok launched its marketplace in September 2021, several users have raised concerns about the authenticity of the products they purchased. The complaints mainly pertain to beauty products, such as sunscreens, lip glosses, and makeup brushes. Aside from being ripped off, consumers may be exposed to more danger. more

Are Threat Actors Intercepting Your OTPs? These Cyber Resources Might Be Helping Them

A group of researchers recently discovered a new Android banking Trojan they called "Revive" since threat actors designed it to restart if it stops working. Once a device is infected, hackers can intercept messages, including online banking one-time passwords (OTPs). Revive also enables attackers to steal login credentials since it can read and store everything the user types on the infected device. more

Luxury Jewelry, Anyone? Watch Out for Fakes

Scammers and counterfeiters are always on the lookout for quick gains. And the more expensive the fake item, the bigger the possible gain. It’s no wonder then why they’re looking to mimic the world’s most popular luxury jewelers. more

Koobface Makes a Comeback

The Koobface Gang gained notoriety from 2008 to the 2010s for spreading malware via Facebook and other social networks. Believe it or not, the gang amassed millions of dollars from their online scams while hiding in plain sight in St. Petersburg, Russia. After being publicly identified in 2012, the gang members shut down their operations. more

Unlike Its Namesake, Aoqin Dragon Isn’t Mythical

Aoqin Dragon, like the mythical character it's named after, has recently been unearthed after nearly a decade of flying under the cybersecurity community's radar. Now believed to have been active since 2013, the advanced persistent threat (APT) group has targeted various organizations in the government, education, and telecommunications sectors. more