At this time of year, many retailers are offering considerable discounts and many Internet users are anxious to benefit from the great deals. Cybercriminals are taking this opportunity to set up fraud websites.
Experts from security firm Websense have analyzed
a number of fraud sites. One of them is swarovskisale.co.
The site has nothing to do with Swarovski, the world-renowned crystal and related luxury products provider. However, the site is well designed and the domain looks genuine, except for the fact that it’s hosted on a .co (Colombia) top level domain.
After investigating this particular fraud website, researchers have noticed that the same cybercriminal collective set up over 1,500 domains similar to the ones of popular companies.
Some interesting examples are:
Users are advised to be cautious when shopping online. Make sure that the sites you visit are legitimate, otherwise you could end up handing over your money to fraudsters.