GoDaddy shutdown over 15,000 subdomains where surprisingly the legitimate owners of the domain did not even know they were hacked. The websites had fake endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Shark Tank to name just a few.
Spammers continue to find new ways to lure unsuspecting users on the Web into clicking malicious links or buying illegitimate products. In a recent crackdown, GoDaddy has shut down over 15,000 subdomains linked to spammers. These subdomains were being used to sell fake products. What’s interesting here is that the rightful owners of the domain names weren’t even aware this was happening.
Jeff White, a security researcher at Palo Alto Networks, spent two years investigating these spammers. The operation involved sending spam emails in bulk and getting users to click on these subdomains that sold fake products.
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