Hey, TYPE-YOUR-CREDIT-CARD-NUMBER-HERE.COM is available for registration!: "Being curious about phishing, we decided to look into the number of domains
that mimic banks. Just how many are out there? Well, lots.
We did a simple search across com/net/org/us/biz/info top-level domains for common bank names.
Keyword Number of domains citibank* 497 bankofamerica* 407lloyds* 994bnpparibas* 41egold* 691hsbc* 1258chase* 6470paypal* 1634ebay* 8057
When someone in, say, Nigeria wants to register a domain name that starts with the name of a well known bank, why should the registrars be so willing to do it for them?
Some examples of existing, active registrations, using citibank as an example:
Some of these probably are perfectly legitimate. Others probably are not...like citibank-account-updating.com, registered last Friday to Ms. Evelyn Musa in Arlington, VA?
On 30/03/06 At 02:00 PM"
From: F-Secure Weblog