Websites can be made to look reputable in a way that a sleazy middleman selling Air Phones and Apple-a-likes on Canal Street never could. (Fortune)
We need to take a zero tolerance approach to online counterfeiters (Belstaff CEO).
Experts say eBay Inc. and others have also struggled to stem the rise of counterfeit goods, leaving it up to the consumer to distinguish what is real and what is fake. (MarketWatch).
6% of the 26.500 individuals surveyed having bought counterfeit goods after being misled over the nature of the goods (Europa.eu).
Internet: la puerta trasera de la pirateria de la Moda (La Vanguardia -Spanish newspaper-).
Luxury firms fight online fraudsters over expensive fakes (Bloomberg).
Initially the Desenmascara.me project started as a Proof of Concept to raise security awareness to web owners, and help them to keep update their websites in order to protect them from the Internet Badware.
The desenmascara.me project was presented in the HackMiami conference with the presentation Raising Security Awareness among web owners and users
Europol held every year a private forum in different European cities. The aim is to share the last innovative strategies for effective enforcement. Desenmascara.me was invited as an innovative tool to keep pace with all the counterfeiters online.
Blackhat is the biggest security conference in the world. On 2018 the desenmascara.me project was presented in Las Vegas.
The goal of this project is to verify whether a website is fake or not (mainly in relation with the online counterfeiting problem). Desenmascara.me is a spanish verb but the online counterfeiting is a worldwide problem. Therefore a more international name was needed. Desenmascara.me is now VeriFakes.