Scams and the war in Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

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 ( is a domain, is a domain, is a domain), has tracked a rapid rise in the number of domains that mention some variation of “Ukraine,”

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.