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:

 

"The future is now FACEBOOK TOKEN FACEBOOK ICO!

 

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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