Domain names were registered to take advantage of data breach.
Credit bureau Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has successfully won control of 138 domain names that were registered after it reported a security breach this summer.
In the wake of the breach, the company set up an official site at EquifaxSecurity2017.com. That’s not an easy domain name to remember. Even Equifax’s own employees directed people to the wrong site.
China Capital Investment Limited registered 138 domain names similar to EquifaxSecurity2017.com. Many of them are typos that redirect to parking pages with ads for identity theft protection and credit scores.
Equifax filed a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The WIPO panel agreed that this is a case of cybersquatting and ordered the domain names to be transferred to Equifax. The transfer should be complete within ten days.
Douglas M. Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm represented Equifax.