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Banks popular in Dodgy Web Domain Registrations

Anyone can register a phishing webdomain like and ICANN, the standards body for Internet domain names, won't probably complain.

F-Secure has revealed a surprising number of web domains that mimic common bank names and other finance-related websites like Citibank, HSBC, BankOfAmerica, Chase, Paypal and eBay.

Some of these are probably perfectly legitimate. Others probably are, registered last Friday to Ms. Evelyn Musa in Arlington, VA (see screenshot)

Some examples of existing, active registrations, using Citibank as an example: