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Upward Trend Seen in "All Lives Matter," "BLM," and "Protest" Domain Registrations

George Floyd passing away while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked several Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests worldwide. The protests started on 26 May, a day after Floyd's death, spanning states and even countries within a few days. more

Punycode Phishing: Internationalized Domain Names Remain a Threat in 2020

Back in 2018, investigative journalist Brian Krebs warned against the nuances of internationalized domain names (IDNs). These domains, which contain non-Latin characters but appear to do so, can be used to create visual confusions that can become particularly handy in executing credible punycode phishing campaigns. more

Domain Security Report – Forbes Global 2000 Companies

Companies have invested in security solutions at an exponential rate to protect themselves from the continually evolving cybersecurity threats, yet they remain vulnerable. Company domain names, domain name systems (DNS), and digital certificates are being attacked or compromised with increasing frequency, sophistication, and severity. more

WhoisXML API Detects Hundreds of Microsoft-Inspired Typo Domains

Microsoft is among the top technology companies globally and so is in critical need of brand protection. The company name already figured in many phishing campaigns, including Microsoft Office 365 that has been abused several times in business email compromise (BEC) scams. more

Typosquatting Data Feed Can Enhance Lloyds Bank's Typosquatting Protection

Typosquatting are among the cybersecurity threats that deserve a closer look in the financial sector. In fact, the early detection of typosquatting domains can help financial institutions maneuver away from cyber risks that could cause much damage. But to what extent is this the case? more

60+ PayPal Potential Typosquatting Domains Detected in the Beginning of June

PayPal is still one of the most imitated brands on the Internet. From 1-8 June 2020, the Typosquatting Data Feed detected a total of 64 PayPal lookalike domains. more

Typosquatting Domains Every AppleID Owner Should Avoid

On 29 April 2020, IBM X-Force warned users of an AppleID typosquatting campaign specifically targeting members of the media sector. We sought to dig deeper into these threats and find other relevant domains and IP addresses that users, regardless of industry, may need to steer clear of. more

Shopping and the Pandemic: Increased Reliance on Mobile Apps 

Savvy retailers who expanded their offerings to include e-commerce app options have reaped the benefits of this forethought during the coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic has driven more shoppers to buy online, retailers who offer e-commerce apps have seen dramatic increases in the number of sales, even as traditional shopping has dropped off precipitously. more

Typosquatting Protection: A Look into Instagram-Themed Domain Names

On Instagram's Help Center, there are sections solely dedicated to Intellectual Property. The social media giant also provided avenues for reporting account impersonation and trademark violations. more

Investigating Typo Domains Beyond Credit Suisse's Spying Scandal

In 2019, Credit Suisse was hit by a spying scandal that quickly spiraled into several things - a public confrontation, a resignation, and a death. Iqbal Khan, the bank's former head of wealth management, confronted a private investigator on the streets on 17 September after noticing that someone was following him. more