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ICANN Described As Facilitator of Internet Scams

According to a couple of reports released during the first week of September 2008, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has been interpreted as an enabler of online scams for cyber-criminals.

According to one PDF report, a group of three security researchers namely James McQuaid, Matt Jonkman and Jart Armin have provided details how LogicBoxes, one of ICANN's prized sponsors, has ties with Atrivo. Atrivo is a top ranking source of illegitimate online pharmacies and highly prolific malware on the Internet.

The report also says that LogicBoxes' ties with Atrivo, also known as Intercage, hosts 2,600 Web addresses. Of these, 7,340 contain infected Web links, 910 malicious Websites, 310 infected binar...

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