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International Agents Shut Down Counterfeit Sites in Flashy Sting

03
Dec
2013

International law enforcers shut down more than 700 online stores selling counterfeit goods in Europe and the U.S. as part of an annual Cyber Monday piracy sting. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press release outlining the successes of the operation, which appears to have borrowed its name from a low-budget action flick sequel: Operation In Our Sites, Project Cyber Monday IV resulted in the seizure of 297 domain names from undercover operations conducted by (Homeland Security Investigations) HSI offices around the country. This is the fourth year that the IPR Center has targeted websites selling counterfeit products online in conjunction with Cyber Monday.

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