There are a growing number of reports of cybercriminals taking advantage of the global flu scare, including a number of dubious domain name registrations that make reference to the âswine fluâ.
Among those monitoring the dubious domain name registrations are McAfee and F-Secure. On a blog posting, F-Secure has made a list of several hundred domain names that include âswine fluâ, including a link to registrations over the past weekend.
Meanwhile McAfee have âaid domain name registrations mentioning the word âswineâ were up by about 30 times. One of the new sites, noswineflu.com, offers a dodgy âSwine Flu Prevention Guideâ for $US19.95,â reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
To read more in The Sydney Morning Herald, see www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/04/30/1240982319722.html. Also see the F-Secure blog with a list of domain names including the term âswine fluâ at www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001668.html