Site was spreading malware under “Pawn Storm”.
It’s a bit ironic, really. Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends privacy and online freedoms, was itself spoofed in an attempt to spread malware.
The organization has won control of the spoof site, ElectronicFrontierFoundation.org, through a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization.
The domain name was used as part of “Pawn Storm“. A spear-phishing attack included a link to the fake site. The perpetrators, potentially linked to the Russian government, used a Java vulnerability to take control of the visitors’ computers.
ElectronicFrontierFoundation’s real website is EFF.org.
With the victory, the offending domain name should be transferred to EFF within 10 days.
Based on a search at UDRPsearch, this is the first time EFF has used the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution policy to take down or recover a domain name.