Site was used in phishing scheme.
Facebook has successfully taken down a fake site passing off as Facebook claiming to offer a cryptocurrency. The move comes as Facebook prepares its Libra cryptocurrency.
The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against FacebookToken(.)org and ICO-Facebook(.org).
While neither currently resolve to a website, Facebook’s attorneys noted that the first domain previously resolved to a website that showed Facebook’s logo with the words:
“The future is now – FACEBOOK TOKEN – FACEBOOK ICO!
FACEBOOK present FACEBOOK, the representative cryptocurrency of the FACEBOOK Blockchain.”
The domains were registered last year before Libra was announced.
It seems that FacebookToken(.)org was used as a phishing site and some browsers blocked users from visiting it.