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FBI enlists internet domain registries in fight against coronavirus scams

In an article with the same title, the FBI is asking for the registries to help take down shady domains especially if they deal with the Corona Virus.

I think Registries should take down all domains that are shady, especially if there is a complaint of what they are doing.

Let us hypothesize I ran a domain that sells underground content found underground. Lets say that I baught this domain and I pointed it where it needed to go. If there was a complaint to my provider about my elicit activity, my provider would have to talk to me to find out what was going on, and give me a chance to change my ways.

Lets say that I changed the site and they closed the report. Some time later, I came back with the web site as it was after I knew the report was already closed. The provider is notified and this time he cancels my account because it violated the terms of service.

Next, I move to these bullet proof hosting services that I’ve talked about on this blog. We know that the bullet proof hosting services turn the other cheek, and don’t really disable any accounts or talk to their customers. They get paid, and thats all they ask for.

In the blog encarnation I have today, I found two blog posts when searching for bullet proof hosting. The first: Bullet Proof Hosting, how bad can it get? This blog post talks about a Krebs article penned back then and linked.

In other blog encarnations, I had blogged and talked about a Colorado bullet proof hoster who was completely cut off on the Internet. They were contacted as I discussed in my hypothesis, and finally the backbone cut them completely off. But if we register a domain, the registration companies should take the domain away from us, as ICANN allows them to do so if there is probable cause.

In an article Targeted, now what? I talk about Phish Labs and what they do and how the browsers work.

Its 2020, and we’re still having the same problem today. The U.S. wants to enact rules in place to counteract the Corona Virus and Covid-19 in domain names. Name Cheap, a domain registration company sent us an email that indicates they won’t manually register domains we buy with these keywords. Thats great! How about the rest of the cybercrime industry and the thousands of domains they can buy to host their crap?

FBI enlists internet domain registries in fight against coronavirus scams is the article from Cyber Scoop tht should be read. Also in this thread, Crebs on Security has an article entitled Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose which was posted on the 16th.

Both of these articles are well written and can be viewed as different viewpoints. Have you read these articles and what did you think of them? I hope that this finds you well.


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FBI enlists internet domain registries in fight against coronavirus scams was released on May 1, 2020 at 10:37 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: May 1, 2020.


Comments (1)

  1. Comment by crashmaster date 2 May 2020 alle 20:09 (),

    Good for them I guess.

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