Dell recently had a snafu in its domain registration and was the victim of one of the oldest internet “hustles”.  Cybersquatting and domain drop catching (aka Domain sniping).

Around June to early July 2017, DellBackupandRecoveryCloudStorage.com domain was the property of a German company named TeamInternet.com.  Apparently, they specialize in selling what appears to be typosquatting traffic.  In other words, they are “dirty spammers and linkjackers“.  Think as in terms of typing in Goggle.com instead of Google.com.

According to Dell no information or backups look to have been lost or compromised due to the domain loss.

Below is a link to a great article about it from KrebsOnSecurity.

#Dell #Security #Cybersquatting #DomainSniping

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/dell-lost-control-of-key-customer-support-domain-for-a-month-in-2017/