“The domain name perl.com was stolen and now points to an IP address associated with malware campaigns,” reports Bleeping Computer:
Perl.com is a site owned by Tom Christiansen and has been used since 1997 to post news and articles about the Perl programming language. On January 27th, Perl programming author and Perl.com editor brian d foy tweeted that the perl.com domain was suddenly registered under another person. Intellectual property lawyer John Berryhill later replied to the tweet that the domain was stolen in September 2020 while at Network Solutions, transferred to a registrar in China on Christmas Day, and finally moved to the Key-Systems registrar on January 27th, 2020.
It wasn’t until the last transfer that the IP addresses assigned to the domain were changed from 126.96.36.199 to the Google Cloud IP address 35.186.238[.]101…
On the 28th, d foy tweeted that they have set up perl.com temporarily at http://perldotcom.perl.org for users
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