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MarkMonitor to Highlight Importance of Cross-Functional Approach to Brand Protection

On May 11, as part of a panel discussion entitled, "Building & Protecting Core Assets - Extracting Value from Intellectual Property", MarkMonitor's CMO, Frederick Felman, will discuss controlling intellectual property assets in the global marketplace, what role the Internet plays on the value of intellectual property and the positive and negative effects the Internet poses for brand owners as they work to build and protect their brands. more

Paid Search Ads Can Lead to Fake Goods

MarkMonitor recently investigated to what extent popular product searches led to websites offering counterfeit and pirated goods via paid search ads. The research examined 20 of the top 1,000 product-related searches in 2008 and focused on paid search ads across the three major search engines -- Google, Yahoo! and Bing. more

Open Phishing Season

For retailers and consumers, Cyber Monday marked the beginning of the online holiday shopping season. For cybercriminals, however, it marked the opening of their winter phishing season. Here at MarkMonitor, we are currently seeing an uptick in cybercriminal activity targeting online retailers' brands. more

.ORG Highlighted for Success in Fighting Phishing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its Global Phishing trends study for the first half of 2009 and .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), was highlighted for its leadership in significantly reducing online fraud. more

Latest Brandjacking Index Examines How Fraudsters Abuse Financial Brands

MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, today released the company's latest Brandjacking Index that studies how fraudsters are abusing major financial brand names and topical subjects like refinancing or unemployment to lure unsuspecting consumers to questionable websites. more

New Report Shows .INFO Domain Safest from Phishing Attacks

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that a new Global Phishing Survey released by the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) reveals that the .INFO domain is the generic top-level Internet domain (gTLD) safest from phishing attacks. more

MarkMonitor AntiFraud Solutions Combine Proven Antiphishing and Expert Antimalware Capabalities

MarkMonitor has announced AntiFraud Solutions, offering patented technology to enable brand owners to prevent, detect and respond to phishing and malware attacks. MarkMonitor AntiFraud Solutions leverage the extensive MarkMonitor network of relationships and technology designed to thwart phishing attacks in order to combat the rapidly expanding problem of malware targeting brands.
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COCC Partners with MarkMonitor for Anti-Phishing Services

COCC, a leading provider of next generation technology services for financial institutions, has partnered with MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, to help mutual clients protect their brands in the face of increasing Internet-based fraud. more

ICANN Mexico City Meeting Brings a Significant Shift in Direction for Brand Rights Holder Issues

Mexico City's ICANN meeting represented an important shift in direction for brand rights holder issues. All the work that the IP Community -- including ICANN's IP Constituency, our customers, concerned companies, organizations and individuals who commented on the draft applicant guidebook as well as MarkMonitor -- paid dividends. more

MarkMonitor Year-in-Review Report Finds Online Abuse of Major Brands Was a Growth Industry for Fraud

MarkMonitor releases the company's latest Brandjacking Index, which finds that online abuse of many of the world's leading brands rose in 2008; report also reveals that 80% of abusive sites identified in 2007 were still active today, indicating brandholders must take a stronger stance against aggressive fraudsters. more