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Hundreds of Fake UK Bank Sites Exposed, Pose High Risk for Customers
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 05:17:10 PM »
Hundreds of Fake UK Bank Sites Exposed, Pose High Risk for Customers
3 May 2017, 2:30 pm

Hackers have registered over 300 domains with names similar to those of several popular British banks, which they use to trick customers into handing over personal details or login data. 

According to DomainTools, a company handling domain name and DNS-based cyber threats, 324 such domains were discovered only in relation to banks in the United Kingdom, namely Barclays, HSBC, Natwest, Lloyd's and Standard Chartered.  

For its discovery, the company used its PhishEye tool which allows users to search for existing bad new domains that spoof legitimate brand, product, organization, or other names. 

"Imitation has long been thought to be the sincerest form of flattery, but not when it comes to domains. Domain squatters use squatted domain names to administer and run phishing, drive-by download, or revenu... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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