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Background

We've been doing a series of blog posts this year [linked at the bottom of this post] on widespread abuse, by a variety of Bad Guys, on many of the new Top Level Domains (TLDs) that are now active on the Internet. (The Internet is at well over a thousand valid TLDs, and counting, as of earlier this summer.)

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It's Saturday morning, and Halloween to boot, so this will be a short post...

Our logs this morning were showing a number of popular sites being hit by a malvertising attack, providing thousands of leads to a malicious site.

In America:

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It's the time of year (or almost, depending on your situation) for many people in the United States to start thinking about changes in their health insurance plans.

Not surprisingly, the spammers and scammers of the world are aware of this, and are baiting their hooks with health insurance themed spam.

In recent days, I've been seeing a lot of spam like the following:

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Many months ago, I noticed that .cricket was on top of our internal list of shady top level domains (TLDs), with a score of 100% -- meaning that all of the .cricket sites we'd categorized in our database to that point had negative security categories (Malware, Spam, etc.) -- and thought I should do a blog post about it.

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Ashwin Vamshi

[This is some cool research from Ashwin, originally posted to our internal blog. We thought it deserved a wider audience. --C.L.]

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About once a year, we see a security report highlighting celebrities that are "dangerous" to search for.