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Scams and the war in Ukraine 🇺🇦

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in an explosion of online scams, both from opportunists trying to divert donations to their own pockets as well as scams by Russian and Russian-allied hackers. DomainTools, a computer security firm that analyzes security threats at the domain level (strait-mac.org is a domain, cnn.com is a domain, whitehouse.gov is a domain), has tracked a rapid rise in the number of domains that mention some variation of “Ukraine,”

https://www.domaintools.com/resources/blog/threat-monitoring-newly-created-ukraine-related-domain-names

While not all such domains are scams, a surprising number are, and there are hundreds of them that try to mimic legitimate domains engaged in disaster relief, refugee issues, humanitarian relief, and other perfectly legitimate purposes.

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