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Evil network: RONET / (


RONET (aka. seems to be a new netblock occupying the ( – range. This block has several sites recently moved from Netserv Consult SRL (who have a very bad reputation), all of which appear to be involved in criminal activity.

Although the number of sites is very low at present (just 30), the use of a /23 block indicates the perhaps this will be used for more sites very soon. Blocking preemptively would probably be an excellent idea.

Here are some examples of evilness: []
Money mule scam / fake jobs [1] [2] [3] [4] []
Malware distribution [5] [6] [7] []
Malware distribution [8]  [9]

Other domains are registered with fake WHOIS details which is never a good sign.

The range is registered to:

inetnum: –
netname:         RONET
descr:           FOP Varovaev Leonid Gennadevich
country:         EU
org:             ORG-VARO1-RIPE
admin-c:         AV6418-RIPE
tech-c:          AV6418-RIPE
status:          ASSIGNED PI
mnt-by:          RIPE-NCC-END-MNT
mnt-lower:       RIPE-NCC-END-MNT
mnt-by:          VAROVAEV-MNT
mnt-routes:      VAROVAEV-MNT
mnt-domains:     VAROVAEV-MNT
source:          RIPE # Filtered

organisation:    ORG-VARO1-RIPE
org-name:        FOP Varovaev Leonid Gennadevich
org-type:        OTHER
address:         H-1120 Budapest,  Street Gabor Denes, 4, Hungary
mnt-ref:         VAROVAEV-MNT
mnt-by:          VAROVAEV-MNT
source:          RIPE # Filtered

person:          Anton Varnai
address:         H-1120 Budapest
address:         Street Gabor Denes, 4
address:         Hungary
abuse-mailbox:   [email protected]
phone:           +3614585544
nic-hdl:         AV6418-RIPE
mnt-by:          VAROVAEV-MNT
source:          RIPE # Filtered

% Information related to ‘’

descr:           RONET
origin:          AS6753
mnt-by:          VAROVAEV-MNT
source:          RIPE # Filtered
Of note is the fact that was only registered two weeks ago with anonymous registration details. Also, note that although the address is in Hungary, the RONET name would indicate that it still has a ROmanian connection.

Another oddity is that the network announces itself as part of AS17088 which is allocated to Currenex, Inc. There seems to be no connection at all between Currenex, Inc and RONET, so perhaps this is an error or some kind of forgery.

You can find a full list of domains and MyWOT ratings in this CSV file. Alternatively, the currently hosted domains are listed below.

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