A French security researcher has stumbled upon an adware delivery scheme that involves clone websites that use legitimately-looking domain names to trick victims into downloading famous apps, but which are actually laced with adware.
Cyrillic (Russian alphabet) characters are the most common characters used in IDN homograph attacks, according to research published last month by Farsight Security.
An Iowa man will go to prison for the next 20 years after he attempted to hijack an Internet domain at gunpoint, tased and shot the victim, and got shot back himself.
Starting last week, on May 8, Google has opened the .app top-level domain (TLD) to the general public, allowing anyone to register their desired .app domain name. As its name implies, the domain is intended for app developers, but anyone can register a domain, may it be for an app or not.
Facebook has updated a phishing detection toolkit it developed two years ago. The update now allows webmasters who sign up for the tool to detect homograph (Unicode-based lookalike) domains created for their websites.
The European Commission announced on Wednesday plans to cancel new registration and domain renewals for .eu domains owned by British citizens. EU citizens residing in the UK are also barred from registering or renewing domains.
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The Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the organization that manages domain name information for the Asia-Pacific region, fixed on Monday an error that exposed password hashes needed to access and edit domain ownership details.
A malicious Chrome extension is being used to inject the CoinHive browser miner, while registering domains for the extension developer using the victim's Gmail address.
Sorenson Communications, a Utah-based telecommunications provider, received a whopping $3 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday for failing to renew a crucial domain name used by a part of the local 911 emergency service.
Inattentive ISPs and technical faults have led the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to delay the KSK Rollover for next year.
The Daily Stormer, the most well known of all white supremacy online portals, was forced to move today to the Dark Web after various service providers dropped the site from their infrastructure.
On July 7, French domain registrar Gandi lost control over 751 customer domains, which had their DNS records altered to point incoming traffic to websites hosting exploits kits.
A joint operation between various industry actors has led to tens of thousands of shadow domains being shut down and removed from the infrastructure of the RIG Exploit Kit (RIG EK).
Last week, the CA/Browser Forum voted to implement CAA mandatory checks before the issuance of new SSL/TLS certificates, as a measure to prevent the misissuance of HTTPS certificates.
Some clever Russian crook has found a way to register a lookalike Google domain by taking advantage of Unicode characters to create an alternative way of spelling Google.