Phishers Targetting Domain Owners

I mentioned that phishers were targetting eNom quite recently, but it seems that eNom was not alone. We’ve also been informed that some of the other registrars, including Network Solutions, are being targetted.

If you get a suspicious email purporting to be from your domain registrar please let us know.

Take a few simple precautions.

DO NOT send credit card information via email.

If you are being asked to login to a registrars site to verify data DO NOT use the link in the email. Go directly to the registrar’s site in your browser ie. type the link in yourself

If I get hold of any of the phishing emails I’ll try to post screenshots

Update: To learn more about the email targetting Network Solutions’ users and to see a sample check out their blog post.

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4 Responses to Phishers Targetting Domain Owners

  1. Grandad November 8, 2008 at 15:17 #

    Hmmm. I received the Network Solutions one, and also they are targeting Google AdWords. Be warned.
    I have forwarded copies of both to you.

  2. Michele Neylon November 8, 2008 at 16:44 #

    Thanks 🙂
    I’ve seen them targetting just about every big online service at this stage!

  3. Shashi Bellamkonda at Network Solutions November 8, 2008 at 18:00 #

    Hi Michele,
    Thank you for the post alerting people about the phishing scam. I work for Network Solutions and we have been proactively warnging people to be careful about phishing emails.We posted an alert on our blog to warn people and have been askeing the community to help spread the word.
    Shashi Bellamkonda

  4. Michele Neylon November 8, 2008 at 18:07 #

    I’ve updated the post to include a link to yours