Company’s domain registrations are probably futile.
Instagram hacked, DoxAGram selling data.
This week news broke that hackers stole account information on perhaps six million Instagram users and are selling the data. A group of hackers being called DoxAGram is responsible for the breach.
In the wake of the breach and disclosure, Instagram is registering lots of domain names with DoxAGram in them. It’s unclear why Instagram is choosing the domains that it is.
For example, it has registered domains across many of Uniregistry’s top level domains, including doxagram.christmas, doxagram.hiphop and doxagram.mom. It has also registered domains from other registries, such as doxagram.guru. Yet it has left some obvious ones off the registration list, such as doxagram.store.
Perhaps it is still going through the process of registering domains, but I’m not sure that registering domains across nearly 1,000 top level domains makes sense.
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Author: Andrew Allemann