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Let's Be Careful Out There: Bogus Windows Domains

Fergie

Last week, my colleagues over at Sunbelt Software discovered a bogus Windows domain being registered earlier this month (where the "w" in "windows" is actually two "v"s).

Today, I've been alerted to the fact that are several additional Windows domains which have registered where the "w"s have been also been replaced with "v"s:

VVINDOWS.COM NS NS1.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWS.COM NS NS2.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWS.COM NS NS3.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWSVISTA.COM NS DNS1.MALKM.COM
VVINDOWSVISTA.COM NS DNS2.MALKM.COM
VVINDOWSMEDIA.COM NS PARK25.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOWSMEDIA.COM NS PARK26.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM NS NS1.VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM
VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM NS NS2.VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM
NS1.VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM A 208.64.26.146
NS2.VVINDOWSUPDATE.COM A 208.64.26.146
VVINDOWS.INFO NS PARK36.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOWS.INFO NS PARK35.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOWS.NET NS NS.WEBZERO.CO.KR
VVINDOWS.NET NS NS2.WEBZERO.CO.KR

And these use "v"s for both "w"'s:

VVINDOVVS.COM NS NS1.DN.NET
VVINDOVVS.COM NS NS.PRO-FUTURA.COM
VVINDOVVS.INFO NS PARK36.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOVVS.INFO NS PARK35.SECURESERVER.NET
VVINDOVVS.NET NS NS1.DN.NET
VVINDOVVS.NET NS NS.PRO-FUTURA.COM
MS-VVINDOWS.COM NS NS1.OFFICELIVE.COM
MS-VVINDOWS.COM NS NS2.OFFICELIVE.COM

While some of these domains may not yet have hosts associated with them, there is certainly no good that can come of these.

So let's be careful out there, folks.

By Fergie, Director of Threat Intelligence
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