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Just blogged: Man escapes from prison by typosquatting

Man escapes from prison by typosquatting Kevin Murphy , March 30, 2015, 12:36:04 (UTC), Gossip A convicted fraudster reportedly escaped from a UK prison by typosquatting. Neil Moore was serving time on remand when he used a smuggled mobile phone to register a domain name that looked a lot like that of the UK court service, according to local media reports . The domain, registered last March, was hmcts-gsi-gov.org.uk, a typo of the genuine hmcts.gsi.gov.uk. Had Moore registered the name after last June, when Nominet enabled direct second-level .uk registrations, he would have been able to get a much more convincing typo. He populated the Whois with the name of his case’s investigating officer and the address for the Royal Courts of Justice. He then emailed the prison from his new domain with instructions for his bail. Prison staff fell for it and he was released. The scam w...

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