12 Feb '18, 3pm

Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

Customers have to make quick switch to avoid security risk and potential outages. I frequently write about domain name theft. Usually, the only loss in the theft is the domain name. But it can be much worse. Three domain names belonging to Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) were recently stolen, as Brian Krebs explains in a post today . Unfortunately, customers used these domain names to access and point to their web services, potentially leading to outages and leaked information. Krebs details Newtek’s bungled response in his post, but let’s dig a bit deeper into the domain theft. The three stolen domains were webcontrolcenter[dot]com, thesba[dot]com, and crystaltech[dot]com. Looking at historical Whois records at DomainTools brings up many interesting points. First, Newtek is a Tucows reseller and managed all of these domains through its reseller account. I won...

Full article: https://domainnamewire.com/2018/02/12/newtek-domain-theft...

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