Counterfighting Counterfeit: Detecting and Taking down Fraudulent Webshops at a ccTLD

Thymen Wabeke*, Giovane C.M. Moura, Nanneke Franken, Cristian Hesselman

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Abstract

Luxury goods such as sneakers and bags are in high demand. Many websites offer them at high discounts, which, in many cases, are simply cheap counterfeit versions of the original product. Online shoppers, however, may be unaware they are buying a counterfeit product and end up being scammed and having to deal with financial losses, as has been widely reported by various news outlets. This work presents a multiyear effort of The Netherlands’.nl country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) in detecting and removing counterfeit online shops from the.nl DNS zone. We have developed two detection systems and partnered with registrars and a large credit card issuer, which ultimately led to more than 4,400 counterfeit online shops being taken down.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive and Active Measurement - 21st International Conference, PAM 2020, Proceedings
EditorsAnna Sperotto, Alberto Dainotti, Burkhard Stiller
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages158-174
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030440800
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2020 - University of Oregon, Eugene, United States
Duration: 30 Mar 202031 Mar 2020
Conference number: 21

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12048 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2020
Abbreviated titlePAM
CountryUnited States
CityEugene
Period30/03/2031/03/20

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