Cisco: DNS attacks will undermine trust in the internet Sophisticated hacking group taps wide set of vulnerabilities as part of their global hacking spree. After some legal wrangling, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has reclaimed over 735,000 scarce IPv4 addresses that were fraudulently obtained by a businessman who is now facing wire-fraud charges in the US. Featured Watch out, GoPro! DJI has its own action cam now, the Osmo Action 10 best cheap phones: $400 (or much less) buys an iPhone, Pixel, or Galaxy alternative Trump signs executive order banning US telcos from buying or using foreign gear Best gifts for graduates under $50 on Amazon ARIN is the non-profit organization responsible for assigning IP address in the US, Canada and parts of the Caribbean. It doesn’t sell IP addresses but rather allocates them to members. However, thanks to the scarcity of IPv4 addresses during the world’s transition to IPv6, there’s been a rise in attempts to fraudulently obtain IPv4 addresses from ARIN and then sell the rights to those addresses to others, according to ARIN. ARIN announced this week that it has won a key legal case over 735,000 IPv4 addresses that it says were fraudulently obtained by Micfo, a South Carolina company run by Amir Golestan. The company and Golestan are accused of running a scheme that used 11 shelf companies with fake executives at each firm to obtain the IPv4 address. Prosecutors handling the fraud case against Golestan estimate the total value of the IPv4 addresses… [Read full story]
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