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Phishing Attack Targeting Blacknight

We’ll try to keep this short and to the point. Over the last few days there have been a number of phishing attacks targeting us and our clients. The emails we’ve seen look similar to this one: We obviously did NOT send this email and we generally do not send people emails saying there’s a […]

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Brexit Impact on .EU Domains

We are a domain name registrar and hosting provider, so we aren’t going to get embroiled in a philosophical debate about Brexit. We, do, however care deeply about how Brexit can impact our clients and there is a tangible impact of Brexit on some of our clients and the products and services we provide them […]

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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with the […]

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Mobile Devices Latest Target for Spam and Malware

The proportion of spam emails decreased in 2015 to 55.28 percent of all email traffic, a fall of 11.48 percent on the previous year, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin. But mobile devices are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. The cybersecurity company’s latest bulletin said that in 2015 cybercriminals continued to send out […]

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Warning – Phishing Scam Targetting Blacknight Customers

We have received several reports from customers of scam emails that purport to be sent by us. See example below: Subject: Domain xxxxxx.COM Suspension Notice Date: 03.11.2015 03:32 From: “Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd.” <abuse@blacknight.com.info> To: <shop@xxxxxxx.com> Dear Sir/Madam, The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. Abuse Policy: […]

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APWG eCrime Research Syncup Barcelona

I’ve been a member of the APWG for several years, but for a variety of reasons I’ve never been able to attend any of their events. The APWG was originally the “anti-phishing working group”, but its role and remit has changed over the years, as have the cybercrime threats that we all have to deal […]

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Stopping Badware

I’ve always been a strong believer that good behaviour and a clean internet would lead to a better experience for everyone. There is a lot of nasty stuff out there and we’ve always tried to do what we can to stop it from affecting our clients. Unfortunately “network abuse” is not “sexy” or exciting and […]

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Blacknight Warn Users to Mind Their Content Management Systems

Cases of compromised website Content Management Systems (CMS) are on the rise and Blacknight would like to remind users to update their CMS and plugins regularly. There is nothing more Internet-embarrassing than losing control of your website and recent Content Management System breaches are a reminder of the importance of operating your online business in […]

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Major Ecrime Event Coming To Dublin

Online crime and abuse isn’t “sexy” or “exciting”, but it’s a very important subject, especially as more and more of us spend more and more time (and money) online. With the growth in popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter criminals are finding new ways to commit crimes via impersonation / ID […]

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Google Adwords Phishing Email

Every single day we see phishing emails targetting our clients. While some are amateurish or so irrelevant that they are unlikely to dupe the recipients, others are very carefully crafted. In the last couple of weeks a number of these phishing emails have been targetting Google Adwords advertisers. The latest one, a sample of which […]

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ICANN Seoul – Less Than A Week Away

The ICANN meeting in Seoul will be starting next weekend and we will be attending. The agenda will, as usual, be varied with topics covering the many different areas of internet policy, current topics and the future. One of the hottest topics (again!) will be the introduction of new TLDs (domain extensions). Other topics such […]

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