Security Newswire
Security News -- Cyber Security

ICE Seizes 70 More Counterfeit Websites

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized another 70 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise, in most cases, from abroad.

According to an ICE press release, the websites were seized as part of Project Copy Cat, an iteration of Operation In Our Sites (IOS). The websites mimicked legitimate website selling authentic merchandise and duped customers into unknowingly buying the counterfeit materials.

Many were so similar to the legitimate website that even the most discerning customer would have had difficulty telling the difference, the press release says.

Several of the sites even had false Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, which normally provide authentication for financial information, so consumers can trust that they are sending information to the intended server only.

During the operation, the press release states, undercover federal law enforcement officers made purchases of a host of products, including baby carriers, professional sports jerseys, language and fitness DVD sets, and a variety of clothing, jewelry and luxury goods. When the products arrived in the U.S., they were examined and deemed counterfeit or otherwise illegal, and seizure orders for the sites’ domain names were obtained from federal magistrate judges.

These 70 domain name seizures bring the total number of IOS domain names seized in the last two years to 839, the press release says.

The sites are now shut down, and their domain names are in the custody of the federal government. A banner on the sites states that they have been seized by federal officials. 

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Security Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

More Podcasts

Security Magazine

September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Adopting New Technology

How long do you wait before adopting a new technology?
View Results Poll Archive

THE SECURITY STORE

comptiahighriseproductphoto
CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.  

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook 40px 2-12-13 Twitter logo 40px 2-12-13  YouTube  LinkedIn logo 40px 2-12-13Google+