Comodo duped into selling certificates to Fraudsters using a typo domain

Comodo duped into selling certificates to Fraudsters using a typo domain, The Brazilian offices of certificate authority comodo were conned by Fraudsters and sold them a code-signing certificate which was used by a bank trojan.

The malware distributors registered the domain gastecnology.org, which was typo on an established Brazilian security vendor Gastecnologia who should be able to offer genuine comodo digital certificates.

They got away using it for 15 days before they were caught and shutdown using their banking trojan for mass spam email campaign that urged online banking customers to install an update.

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It shows again how important Brand Protection is for all companies across the globe and how they should try to register as many variations of their domain name to stop possible Fraudsters using Typos of their domains to hurt their brand reputation but Comodo also need look at themselves as this was a simple scam that was allowed to happen for over 15 day.

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