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Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

It's good news if you're a cybercriminal.

But probably not something that's going to do much good for one of the world's poorest countries.

Abuse of .EU domains by malware gangs continues despite Registrar notification

Abuse of .eu domains continues despite Registrar notification

What do you do when attackers are abusing legitimate domain Registration services?

How do you stop or at least disrupt the malicious attacks?

Reporting the incident to the appropriate Registrar is the correct course of action, but as you can read, doing so does not necessarily guarantee results.

EU domain abuse, courtesy of the Blackhole exploit kit

EU domain abuse, courtesy of the Blackhole exploit kit

Numerous .eu domains have been registered this month for the purposes of infecting computers with malware, via the Blackhole exploit kit.

Security expert Fraser Howard takes a closer look.

XXX porn web domain names now up for grabs

Women more in favour of porn filters than men

Pornography domain names ending in .xxx are now up for general sale, with 100,000 having already been snatched up in a previous, restricted sale.

All registered .xxx sites will be scanned for malware daily, but don't trust that to replace up-to-date anti-virus software.