Facebook Takes Down Fake Cryptocurrency Domain Name

Views:2446 Time:2019-07-31 14:51:42 Author: NiceNIC.NET

Site was used in phishing scheme.

Facebook has successfully taken down a fake site passing off as Facebook claiming to offer a cryptocurrency. The move comes as Facebook prepares its Libra cryptocurrency.


The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against FacebookToken(.)org and ICO-Facebook(.org).


While neither currently resolve to a website, Facebook's attorneys noted that the first domain previously resolved to a website that showed Facebook's logo with the words:




FACEBOOK present FACEBOOK, the representative cryptocurrency of the FACEBOOK Blockchain."


The domains were registered last year before Libra was announced.


It seems that FacebookToken(.)org was used as a phishing site and some browsers blocked users from visiting it.

Source from Domain Name Wire, author ANDREW ALLEMANN

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