The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the third quarter of 2011 is now available. The findings are: Phishing Attacks Increase from Previous Quarter Phish attack volume grew 7% from the previous quarter to 103,702 attacks. Organizations Targeted Declined Again The number of targeted organizations continued to decline, decreasing 2% from the second quarter to 488. Attacks per Organization Returned to Growth Attacks per organization volume increased 9% from Q2 2011 to 213. Retail Sector Continued to Grow as a Popular Phishing Sector Retail/Service phishing continued to increase, growing 43% to 14,572 attacks. The Financial sector continued to be the most phished... Read More
While typosquatting is not a new phenomenon, recent research highlights that it is being used to collect sensitive corporate information from employees and lure consumers to interact with dubious websites. Typosquatting is a type of cybersquatting where cybercriminals register a domain name that closely resembles a well-known site or brand, often taking advantage of common typos people make while typing in URLs. Once a user unknowingly types in a typosquatted domain or uses a typosquatted domain in an email address, unintended events begin to happen. Security consultancy Godai Group recently uncovered the use of specific type of typosquat – a “doppelganger... Read More
The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the second quarter of 2011 is now available.  The findings are: Phishing Attacks Declined Slightly from Previous Quarter Phish attack volume declined 3% from the previous quarter to 97,241 attacks.  Organizations Targeted also Declined Slightly The number of targeted organizations also decreased 3% from the first quarter to 498.  Attacks per Organization Unchanged Attacks per organization volume was unchanged from Q1 2011 at 195.  Retail Sector Grew to Become Popular Phishing Sector Retail/Service sector phish increased 413% to 10,159 attacks, accounting for over 10% of total phish in the second quarter. The Financial sector continued... Read More
New York’s Federal Court recently awarded luxury fashion brand Tory Burch $164 million in damages against online counterfeiters. It is believed to be the largest issued award in the fashion industry and is a record breaking victory against a group of counterfeiters that set up hundreds of rogue websites which sold fake versions of the company’s signature apparel and accessories. These professional looking sites appeared to be associated with the brand as they displayed the company’s logos, product images and detailed product descriptions drawn directly from the official Tory Burch website. Many of these fake sites also included domain names that... Read More
The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the first quarter of 2011 is now available.  The findings are: Phishing Attacks Reversed Decline Phish attack volume increased 17% from the previous quarter to 99,800 attacks. Organizations Targeted Continued Growth Trend The number of targeted organizations increased 11% from the fourth quarter of 2010, to 511. Attacks per Organization Increased Slightly Attacks per organization increased 6% from Q4 2010 to 195. Financial Sector Continued as Most Popular Phishing Sector The Financial sector accounted for 47% of phish attacks in the first quarter of 2011, while the Payment Services sector accounted for 27%. Gaming, Auction and Social... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More