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Cybercriminals Create 57,000 Fake Sites Each Week 77

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the because-they-can dept.
wiredmikey writes "In a recent investigation, it was discovered that cybercriminals are creating 57,000 new 'fake' websites each week looking to imitate and exploit approximately 375 high-profile brands. eBay and Western Union were the most targeted brands, making up 44 percent of exploited brands discovered. Visa, Amazon, Bank of America and PayPal also heavily targeted by cybercriminals. Banks comprise the majority of fake websites by far with 65 percent of the total. Online stores and auction sites came in at 27 percent, with eBay taking the spot as the No. 1 most targeted brand on the Web today."
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Cybercriminals Create 57,000 Fake Sites Each Week

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  • Battle.net (Score:5, Informative)

    by ildon (413912) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @11:43AM (#33522754)

    I'm honestly surprised that battle.net or World of Warcraft didn't make the top 10. Anyone who's been targeted by their phishing mails is probably familiar with domain names like "battle-auth-blizzard.com"

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