Phishing attacks against registrars
You may have heard that many high-profile domain registrars are being targeted by a massive phishing attack against domain owners.
There have been reports that some of those attacks are using Tucows branded emails to target some resellers and possibly end users all over the world. The fraudulent emails claim that a particular domain name has been suspended and ask users to click a link. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com are being used as “From” and “Reply-to” addresses.
We are asking all our client to be extra vigilant of these fraudulent suspension notices. In case you have received an email from tucows.com.org,tucows.com.info, tucows.com.em and tucows.com.net:
– Do not click any links
– Do not reply to the email
– Do not call any phone numbers listed within the email
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email, though email is preferred so there is a record of anything that may be fraudulent.
Name servers were updated stability on January 30 2015
Please take care with email. If you get any email that says it’s from me and there nothing in the subject line please do not open. If you do, don’t click any links as it may contain a virus.
March 2, 2012
Yes we are aware of the recent email sending issues. Here is an update from Kirk on this,
“Basically, we are getting inundated with spam. And one problem that has occured as a result, is that Yahoo is temporarily blocking our server because the number of
messages that are getting passed to Yahoo because of forwarding. For
example, when a customer gets 1000 spams in the inbox, and they have
forwarding turned on, then the server forwards those 1000 messages
through Yahoo’s server. So Yahoo says that it appears that too many
messages are coming to their server from ours. So they block for 48
hours. Even though we are not the source of the spam, it is sorta
“relaying” through ours …. just because it is getting forwarded to
somebody’s yahoo account.
And since Yahoo has us on a block, it makes our server put the message
into a deferred state. And when there are literally 20,000 messages in
the deferred queue, it puts HUGE load on the server .”
He is still working to fix this issue so please be patient with us while this is underway.
Sheesh. . . spammers.
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