Hackers attempt to dupe NetRegistry customers

Attackers try to open new accounts.

Scammers using a Brazilian domain name have targeted customers of large Australian domain name and hosting company NetRegistry, seeking usernames and passwords in order to launch new malware attacks.

NetRegistry, which lays claim to being Australia’s largest domain name registrar and second largest web host, today warned its customers to ignore emails being sent from the domain coras.com.br with the subject line Please Update.

The offending message asks that NetRegistry subscribers provide their username and password in order to "verify a subscriber’s profile" – and warns that failure to do so would "render your email address deactivated".

NetRegistry CEO Larry Bloch told iTnews he was not aware of any customers being affected as yet, but has his technical team monitoring services for any abnormal behaviour.


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