Domain 'kiting' threat on the rise

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 12:26 AM EST

The proliferation of temporary websites being set up by criminals is a growing threat, according to web security firm MessageLabs.

"Disposable domains are becoming a larger problem via a tactic known as 'domain kiting' in which cyber-criminals acquire domains without paying for them and use them for illegal gains," said Mark Sunner, chief technology officer at MessageLabs.

At vnunet.

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