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[SCAM ALERT 046] - Colonna Coffee


In 2009, Maxwell & Lesley opened the destination coffee shop Colonna & Small’s in Bath, UK. The shop was dedicated to showcasing the most exceptional coffees in a space built to engage a conversation around coffee.

During our PreCrime internet scout of September 29th 2022 we identified suspicious markers across multiple vectors. One of those was this website spoof that could be targeting unsuspecting Colonna Coffee customers.

The Attack


Colonna Coffee customers.

Possible threats:

  • Credential harvesting and financial gain - After luring users to the site
  • they will be asked to expose their personal information (username, password, bank details).
  • Fake product - selling a replica of the original product and likely never sending the ordered product to the customer.
  • Malware - by infecting a victims devices with malicious software for various purposes.
Malicious site : 98ndtmpi[.]top / Legitimate site : colonnacoffee[.]com



Technical Breakdown

Threat Indicators

  • Malicious domain impersonating Colonna Coffee.
  • Newly registered site - August 28 2022
  • SSL certificate expires after three months

Detection and Threat Analysis

The malicious domain, has been targeting Colonna Coffee (, an internationally recognised roastery launched in 2015. The malicious domain was created August 28 2022 and detected by 19 September 2022.

  • The malicious domain shows a replica of the original website. Several differences can be identified, most clearly at the checkout where the legitimate site has more payment options. Additionally, analysts found that the payment link on the malicious site was failing, but started working on September 19 2022.
Malicious site
Legit site



VirusTotal Graph

  • The registered SSL certificates expire after three months and are issued by a non-trusted certificate issuer (Let’s Encrypt), indicating malicious intent.
  • The IP addresses have malicious traffic with .EXE, .HTML. and .APK malicious files.

WhoIs Record


Registrant Organisation

Zhang Xiang Jun

Registrant Country

Hei Long Jiang, China


Alibaba Cloud Computing Ltd

Registrar IANA ID


Domain Creation and Expiration

Created on 2022-08-28
Expires on 2023-08-28
Updated on 2022-08-28


Let’s Encrypt.

28-08-2022 → 26-11-2022

Valid for 3 months

Name Servers


MX record


Last seen active

20 September 2022


IP address



San Francisco, California, United States


AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.


How Bfore.Ai is protecting our customers


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Bfore.Ai’s recommendations


Every day, adversarial tactics become more collaborative, technologically advanced, and rapid - and at this rate, you simply can’t afford to wait for the next attack before you react. Here are some recommendations from our team :

  • Pay close attention to the URL
  • Check connection security indicators (the lock)
  • Read emails carefully
  • Look for trust seals



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