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200,000+ Expired Domains Used to Distribute Malicious Ads

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by chris, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. chris

    chris Administrator

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    An interesting case study of expired domains being used for malicious purposes:

    You can read the article here:

    https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/06/spam-via-expired-domains.html

    There are some links to examples of WordPress plugins doing something similar. We had a case on vBulletin where one of the main third party modules being used was abandoned and the domain picked up. Usually not a problem, except that the addon had a newsfeed displayed in the admin dashboard. It was one of a few reasons to move to something that didn't need addons.
     
  2. helloworld

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    My memory is vague but I think this was an issue in chrome store as well.