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A reader forwarded what he briefly imagined might be a bold, if potentially costly, innovation on the old Nigerian prince scam that asks for help squirreling away millions in unclaimed fortune: It was sent via the U.S. Postal Service, with a postmarked stamp and everything. In truth these old fashioned “advance fee” or “419” scams predate […]

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An Ohio teen who recruited a convicted serial “swatter “to fake a distress call that ended in the police shooting an innocent Kansas man in 2017 has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Image: FBI.gov “Swatting” is a dangerous hoax that involves making false claims to emergency responders about phony hostage situations or bomb […]

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Source HostingJournalist.com | Canada-based web hosting company HostPapa has acquired several of Add2Net’s web hosting brands including Lunarpages, PacificHost and Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. The original source for ths post is HostPapa Acquires Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions on Hosting Journalist.com.

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Source HostingJournalist.com | Domain name management platform Realtime Register, a domains platform aiming its services at registrars and resellers across the globe, has completely renewed its SSL certificate portfolio. The original source for ths post is Realtime Register Extends Domain Services with New SSL Certificate Portfolio on Hosting Journalist.com.

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MyPayrollHR, a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies. The ongoing debacle, which allegedly involves malfeasance on the part of the payroll company’s CEO, resulted in countless people having money drained from their bank accounts and has left […]

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Microsoft today issued security updates to plug some 80 security holes in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and related software. The software giant assigned a “critical” rating to almost a quarter of those vulnerabilities, meaning they could be used by malware or miscreants to hijack vulnerable systems with little or no interaction on […]

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The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The contractor claims the access being auctioned off was to old test systems that do not have direct connections to its government […]

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Source HostingJournalist.com | The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations. The original source for ths post is Domain Name Registrations Grow 4.4% YoY to 354.7 Million in Q2 2019 on Hosting Journalist.com.

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You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Abdullah Ramzan, from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Abdullah Ramzan was born and brought […]

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HostingJournalist.com: After Combell Group and Trans IP Group agreed to a merger recently while rebranding their activities under the name team.blue, the new company has now acquired Register Group – an Italy-based provider of web hosting services to professionals. The original source for ths post is Hosting Firm team.blue Acquires Large Italian Web Hoster, Register […]

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