15-10-07

How long does it take to close down a fraudulent paypal site

Very long

if you read the blogposting by fsecure about finding a specific paypal phishing fraud set up on the 16th of SEPTEMBER

and you do the googling with the same terms  than you will find the following sites still up and running and taking your paypal credentials - thank you


209209 Host Locked.paypal-accounts1.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-accounts-login.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal1-login.com/ 
209209 Host Locked.paypal-user-update.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-team.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-accounts-login.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-user-update.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-accounts-update.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-online-account.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-accounts1.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-support1.com/
209209 Host Locked.paypal-account-protection.com/

A few remarks

* First it is incredible that anyone can register an account like that without any limits. Paypal is a trademark and a financial business so you should know that if that registration doesn't come from Paypal it is a fraud. The registering firms and domain handlers have to be made accountable for such neglicence. They are not acting as a good housefather in the legal interpretation. They should preceed with caution when they have demands for such registrations. I think it shouldn't be too hard to make up a list of a thousands names of institutions and payment methods that should have limits on their use in domainnames.  

* Secondly it is quite amazing that these websites aren't taken down after they have been made public nearly a month ago. I thought that paypal had a take-down antifraud operation or is paying someone to do this for them.

* you should try to block these sites and find a way to whitelist only the legitimate links and teach your users about phishing with as number one thing DO NEVER CLICK ON LINKS TO PAYPAL. Always type your financial links by hand in a NEW browserwindow.

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