Tag Archives: Let’s Encrypt

Phish of GoDaddy Employee Jeopardized Escrow.com, Among Others

March 31, 2020

A spear-phishing attack this week hooked a customer service employee at GoDaddy.com,┬áthe world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The incident gave the phisher the ability to view and modify key customer records, access that was used to briefly hijack domains for a half-dozen GoDaddy customers, including transaction brokering site escrow.com.

Phishers Are Upping Their Game. So Should You.

December 7, 2017

Not long ago, phishing attacks were fairly easy for the average Internet user to spot: Full of grammatical and spelling errors, and linking to phony bank or email logins at unencrypted (http:// vs. https://) Web pages. Increasingly, however, phishers are upping their game, polishing their copy and hosting scam pages over https:// connections — complete with the green lock icon in the browser address bar to make the fake sites appear more legitimate.