Cybercriminals Create 57K Fake Websites a Week

Most mimic eBay, banks, etc.
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2010 3:53 PM CDT
Beware fake websites, a new study warns.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Here's a happy stat: Hackers create at least 57,000 fake websites a week, reports SecurityWeek. Most are set up to be clones of banks or other commerce sites, with eBay and Western Union by far the most common. Others in the top 10 include Visa, HSBC, Bank of America, Amazon, and PayPal. Search engines constantly update to weed them out, but the hackers are relentless. And because the 57,000 figure comes from the research of just one security company, the real number is probably higher, notes SecurityWeek.

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