Category: CYBER CRIME

IP: 103.209.229.2 Attempted to Hack My site.

IP: 103.209.229.2 Attempted to Hack My site

Hackers Site www.wimsbd.com

“I think it is only right to give this person their five minutes of fame considering the effort they have gone to trying to hack my website”.

I used the following service to do a ‘Reverse IP Look Up’: https://www.whatismyip.com/reverse-dns-lookup/

MY WEBSITE

This is the message I had from WordPress, I have redacted some of the information and sent the hacker an email. The original WordPress message can be seen at the bottom of the screenshot.

I have enlarged the text below!

Fw: [] Failed WordPress login attempt by IP 103.209.229.2

From: xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Tue 08/06/2021 11:37

To: wimsbd@gmail.com

I have just done an IP Address Look UP

IP Address Location Information for 103.209.229.2

SCROLL TO READ NOTIFICATION FROM WORDPRESS

  • City: Rangpur
  • State: Rangpur
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Postal Code: 5403
  • Time Zone: +06:00

Host Info for 103.209.229.2ASN: 135115ISP: Wims OnlineHost Name: 103.209.229.2 Domain: wimsbd.com

Proxy Check Info for 103.209.229.2

  • Proxy: No

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Sent: 08 June 2021 10:48
To: xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [] Failed WordPress login attempt by IP 103.209.229.2  

Hello,

12 failed login attempts (3 lockout(s)) from IP 103.209.229.2
Last user attempted: xxxxxxxxxxxx
IP was blocked for 20 minutes

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How to spot a dodgy email.

How to spot dodgy emails.

I have never thought too much about it until one of my clients forwarded me an email he had received from a person supposedly trying to steal my business. I had to look twice and realised that the entity was actually referring to an old domain my client had until it was stolen and cybersquatted.

You can view the cyber-squatted domain here: www.firstphaseelectricalwales.co.uk you will find it points to a clothing site yet again.

You can ready the whole three part cybersqualtting incident here:

Futhermore the domain supposedly changed hands in July of this year but my client is still getting emails this tells me the same entity is still using the domain name and still has my client’s data. Had the domain really have gone to a thirdparty they would not have had access to my clients data or email address. My client’s email that he received today was to his gmail email not his company email meaning how would the new owner know about my clients gmail email unless they were one and the same entity?

So when you open these emails two things that can happen if you reply to such emails they could either be malware infected and will be embed on your computer or you may get lots of spam messages whereby the sender will be then able to use your email address and spam other people.

Another way cyber criminals work is by using undisclosed email addresses this way they can send bulk emails. An undisclosed email may be used if you previously have had an email subscription and your email has be leaked or sold to a thirdparty that may then want to send out spam emails in bulk.

This goes against your privacy protection and you have to remember that email lists are worth a lot of money to some people so it stands to reason that they can be sold and misused.

How to spot a dodgy email.

This is an actual email I received to my private email account.

Apple know how to spell and they use their company name to send out information.

Check For Misspellings

The first and most obvious tip-off is misspellings. In the header above, the name of the company is spelled incorrectly, and the likelihood that a big corporation would misspell its own name is pretty unlikely.

Also look out for subdomain names such as info@subdomain.company.com No legitimate company would send out emails from their subdomain. Subdomains are the extension to a the originators website and are mainly used for blogs: https://ukdomainbrokers.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk/

So for all intent and puposes the above is an example of my sub domain and I would not send out an email from info@ukdomainbrokers.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk. I would however send one out from info@ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk

IP Address

Another quick trick is to look up the IP address the message came from. If it’s in a different country than the company, it’s probably fake.

Received From

The “Received” line tells you where the email originated from. If the email is actually from who it says it’s from, it would probably come from the company’s website. In the email above, the website the email came from has nothing to do with the company it says it’s from. If however the email mimicks your email the sender is hiding their identity.

Reply To

Same goes for the “Reply To” field. You can tell the email address has been spoofed because the “Reply To” address doesn’t match the “From” address.

Spoofing:

Email spoofing the process of disguising the original senders identity by creating email messages with a forged sender email address. The core email protocols do not have any mechanism for authentication, making it common for spam and phishing emails to use such spoofing to mislead or even prank the recipient about the origin of the message.

Final Notes.

Always check the recipients email. If you do not know or were not expecting anything from anyone DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS.

If you get emails from web designer telling you your website is s##t do ask your current web designers to send an audit report of your website. Also if the sender is sending you an email from a gmail, hotmail or msn account without a company signature in the footer of the email this is reason for alarm bells to ring.

DO NOT USE OFFSHORE WEBSITE DESIGNERS.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!

Do not reply to anyone that has a suspicious email address, especially if it is a long thread of letters and numbers that do not resemble a person or company.

Always check email addresses from the sender.

Lastly always mark emails that have landed in your inbox as ‘report phishing’ rather than simply deleting them as the email client will block this email from their servers to stop other people falling victim.

Scam Alert Domain Name Phishing

Cyber Crime.

Scam Email to attempt cyber theft of my domain name.

Cyber crime is rife at the moment not just with domain theft but scammers doing everything they can to extract money from less fortunate people.

Yesterday I wrote a post on my other blog https://marketingagency.cymrumarketing.com/2020/11/03/scam-alert-letter/ about a Scam Letter I received from a banker, by coincidence an unrelated to the email I also wrote about a banker betting $5 Million Dollars on Donald Trump winning the election.

I named and shamed this person whom sent me the email whom most probably is not even using their real name. So low and behold today I receive another email to a website I own which is a Business Directory and Community Hub for the district in Cardiff UK where I live ‘Roath’.

Now you have to think to yourself how would this keyword be a conflict or beneficial to anyone in China?

The domain is: www.roathlife.com

The email is as follows and when I replied back it bounced, you can come to your own conclusions but I think some one is attempting to scam me and whoever it is has to get up earlier than me to catch me out.

Original Scam Email.

Nick Liu <nick@chinaregistryshanghai.org> 05:35

To  info@roathlife.com

(It’s very urgent, therefore we kindly ask you to forward this email to your CEO. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please ignore it. Thanks) Dear CEO, This is a formal email. We are the Domain Registration Service company in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. On November 4, 2020, we received an application from Hongxin Ltd requested “roathlife” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (roathlife.cn, roathlife.com.cn, roathlife.net.cn, roathlife.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor in China?   Best Regards

Nick Liu | Service & Operations Manager

China Registry (Head Office)

Tel: +86-02161918696

Fax: +86-02161918697

Mob: +86-13816428671

6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China

*****************************************

This email contains privileged and confidential information intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy this email and inform the sender immediately. We appreciate you respecting the confidentiality of this information by not disclosing or using the information in this email.

My reply was:

Dear Nick Liu,

My name is Renata Maziak Barnes, I am the legal owner of the said domain names www.roathlife.com and www.roathlife.co.uk.
These domains have been registered and are developed by me. I also own www.ukdomainbrokers.com and specialise with UDRP’s.

Your domain names are on different GEO territories to myself being the owner from the time 2020-03-06 and I have actively developed my sites, therefore  there is no trademark conflict as I was the first person to publicly publish my domains names.

I would suggest your client refrains from registering the domain names because this could cause a problem in future, although I have no intention of ever marketing my business in China.

www.roathlife.cn is not registered and has no whois data

www.roathlife.com.cn is not registered and has not whois data
www.roathlife.net.cn is not registered and has no whois data
www.roathlife.org.cn is not registered and has no whois data

I await your reply at your earliest convenience.

Yours Truly,

Renata Maziak Barnes
Founder
www.roathlife.com
www.roathlife.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 7565253529

Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

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To  info@roathlife.com

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more ofits recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es)failed:
nick@chinaregistryshanghai.org:SMTP error from remote server for RCPT TO command, host: mx.chinaregistryshanghai.org (199.195.251.131) reason: 550-Rejected because 82.165.159.43 is in a black list at zen.spamhaus.org550 https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL275660

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