Markmonitor Brandjacking Report: 2009 in review

While 2009 was a year of economic downturn for most legitimate businesses, fraudsters worked overtime to trap unwary Internet victims.  In this edition of the Brandjacking Index, we look at the overall trends for 2009. We found that con artists are exploiting the economy and sharpening their targets at well-known brands for their own profit. Cybersquatting continues as the tool of choice and there was a big increase in phishing attacks last year, particularly targeted at financial services businesses.

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