Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now
Domain Name Wire
A ransomware attack based on an NSA tool spread like wildfire yesterday…until a researcher spent ten bucks to register a domain name. A malware researcher discovered an unregistered domain name in the code of the malware and registered the domain ...

Global ransomware cyberattack halted by a young engineer's opportunistic domain registration
ABC Online
The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was stemmed by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another ...
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From Domain Registration to Savvy New Tech Site, Company Launches New .Cars URL
EIN News (press release)
From Domain Registration to Savvy New Tech Site, Company Launches New .Cars URL. - Why Search When You Can Find?™. New site challenges auto industry sites with aim to change way consumers find cars for sale. Like many other gTLDs ...

Dallas News

Small Texas paper's name co-opted by Ukrainian site to peddle fake news
Dallas News
The latter is part of a network of more than 100 sites owned by a young man near Odessa, Ukraine, according to domain registration records. Experts say such sites are get-rich-quick schemes adapted for the digital information age. By pulling content ...

BuzzFeed News

Create-Your-Own-Fake-News Sites Are Booming On Facebook And Victims Feel Powerless To Stop Them
BuzzFeed News isn't an isolated make-your-own-fake-news site. Using domain registration records, BuzzFeed News identified two separate networks that together own at least 30 nearly identical “prank” news sites and that published more than 3,000 ...

Network World

Network analysis can find malware before it strikes
Network World
So, by acting on that first sign of a potential infection—a dodgy domain registration, for example—and before malware samples become available, developing infections can be thwarted, the scientists claim. Malware code samples are used to build out ...

International Business Times UK

Pirate Bay Founder Launches Anonymous Domain Registration Service
Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has a new privacy-oriented startup. Today he launches the domain registration service Njalla, which offers site owners full anonymity, shielding them from the prying eyes of outsiders. "Think of us as your friendly drunk ...
Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde launches anonymous domain registration startup to boost online privacyInternational Business Times UK

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Despite denial, GoDaddy works with neo-Nazi site through subsidiary
The Daily Stormer's domain registration information can be found using a lookup tool, such as the one operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. While GoDaddy secures over 70 million domain names, the company has long ...

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Study Shows 3% Of Sources Cause 68% Of Ad Fraud 05/26/2017
MediaPost Communications
A new study by fraud detection company Fraudlogix finds that a majority of ad fraud is concentrated in a small percentage of sources within the real-time bidding ...

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Bangor Daily News

Digital clues point toward Mary Mayhew running for governor in 2018
Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — A recently reserved website domain name hints that Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew could be moving closer to a run for governor in 2018. Nobody has formally declared a run to succeed ...

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