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Domain Fakes: Retail roundup: Burberry fakes, J.C. Penney, Fresh & Easy meals

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet By Shan LiMay 19, 2012, 6:00 a.m. – Luxury retailer Burberry won $180 million in two separate counterfeiting suits against networks of websites selling fake goods. Both suits, filed in federal court in Manhattan, accused knockoff artists of hawking items bearing the Burberry name and signature plaid on sites such as “BurberryOutlet8.com” and “Burberrys-Vision.com.” The [...]

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Firms fined for ‘typosquatting’ domain names

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetTwo companies which used “typosquatting” to mislead customers have been fined £100,000 each. A typosquatted site is one which poses as a well-known website and takes advantage of customers who miss-type the web address. These companies register domain names that are similar to a brand (in this case ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’) and then target users who accidentally [...]

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Is That CCtld Phish I Smell?

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

TweetIt appear that growing numbers of phishers are registering and using domains and sub-domains to create pure fraud sites. unfortunately, when one is shutdown, phishers simply open a new site in matter of minutes, Yes Minutes! The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is reporting that a 11 percent of all phishing attacks used .TK domain registrations [...]

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