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ThreatConnect Shares Incident Information on an Exxon Mobil Domain Squat Employment Scam

Incident Details domain squatting with the host exonmobil[.]co.uk.

We have developed TIPpers, which are incidents the ThreatConnect Research team flags for your awareness, so your organization can take decisive action.

TIPper:  Exxon Mobil Domain Squat Associated to Fake Job Advance Fee Fraud Scam.

This incident involves domain squatting with the host exonmobil[.]co.uk (Exxon Mobil). This domain was recently registered and uses a bitcoin DNS name server. The registrant data matches known registrant data used to register domains used in employment scams. One of the previous employment scams had an oil and gas theme. The host exonmobil[.]co.uk may be used in a similar type of scam by the same adversary. There is no A record IP address for this domain, but there are a set of MX records. This is consistent with the domain being used in a type of email-based advanced fee fraud scam.

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