Latest APWG Report On Phishing Attacks Finds Most BEC Attacks Mounted With Deceptive Domain Names Registered By Five Registrars

[news release] The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals a rise in reported phishing since March of 2020. In August and September of 2020, the APWG logged 200,000 phishing sites per month — with more than 500 separate brands attacked by phishers each month in the quarter.

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Nominet Collaborates With PIPCU To Introduce Law Enforcement Landing Pages For .UK Domains Suspended Due To Criminal Activity

Nominet and PIPCU, the City of London Police’s intellectual property unit, are collaborating in a pilot to protect internet users from scams online. The industry first initiative for a ccTLD registry sees Nominet introducing law enforcement landing pages for .uk domain names suspended due to criminal activity. This will provide information for those who may have been affected by the criminal activity related to the domain name.

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New gTLD Registrations Plummet In Q3 Begins As Total Registration Growth Plateaus: Verisign

The third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million registrations, or 0.2 percent, for the quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief released this week. This compares to growth of 0.9 percent for the second and 1.2 percent for the first quarter of 2020. Over the 12 months to the end of September, registrations have grown by 10.8 million, or 3.0 percent.

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.FI Domain Registrations Soars Past Half Million On Back Of COVID Pandemic

The demand for .fi domain names has soared since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in March, with registrations recently passing the half million milestone, Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, reported last week.

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Global tech giants threaten to leave Pakistan over new rules

Internet and technology companies have threatened to leave Pakistan after the government granted blanket powers to authorities to censor digital content, a move critics say was aimed at curtailing freedom of expression in the conservative Islamic nation.

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Vietnam threatens to shut down Facebook over censorship requests – source; Pakistani Censorship and India Pressures Twitter

Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the U.S. social media giant told Reuters.

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