Crooks Continue to Exploit GoDaddy Hole

Crooks Continue to Exploit GoDaddy Hole

Godaddy.com, the world's largest domain name registrar, recently addressed an authentication weakness that cybercriminals were using to blast out spam through legitimate, dormant domains. But several more recent malware spam campaigns suggest ...
Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com

Two of the most disruptive and widely-received spam email campaigns over the past few months -- including an ongoing sextortion email scam and a bomb threat hoax that shut down dozens of ...
How Internet Savvy are Your Leaders?

How Internet Savvy are Your Leaders?

Back in April 2015, I tweeted about receiving a letter via snail mail suggesting the search engine rankings for a domain registered in my name would suffer if I didn't pay a ...
Who’s Behind the Screencam Extortion Scam?

Who’s Behind the Screencam Extortion Scam?

The sextortion email scam last month that invoked a real password used by each recipient and threatened to release embarrassing Webcam videos almost certainly was not the work of one criminal or ...
Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

Score one for the good guys: Bitcanal, a Portuguese Web hosting firm long accused of helping spammers hijack large swaths of dormant Internet address space over the years, was summarily kicked off ...