Calls on Internet Community to End the Fake Pharmacy Menace

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In a series of upcoming events, will be discussing a plan to eradicate fake pharmacies and other illicit traffic from the Internet.

Recent public disclosures and positive activity within the Internet security community have provided encouraging news for long-suffering spam and malware victims. The demise of Atrivo/Intercage and recent revelations about EstDomains boost our belief that aggressive policy enforcement, efficient data collection, and industry cooperation can make a huge difference in creating a new, safer Internet. However, there is still quite a bit of work to be done.

KnujOn is calling on all the Domain Name Registrars and other concerned parties to help develop policy and methods to specifically put a stop to the fake pharmacy menace. The Directi Group has lead the way by making a commitment to end the easy flow of counterfeit and hijacked pharmaceuticals on the Internet. KnujOn invites all companies in the ICANN-Accredited community to make the same public pledge.

To this end KnujOn will be presenting a plan and series of proposals at several events in the near future. Our Three-Point plan (Fixing the Broken Policy Structure, Eradicating Illicit Internet Traffic, and Enfranchising the Consumer) will be discussed at the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) General Meeting September 23rd, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Conference September 24th, Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) eCrime Researchers Summit October 15th, and the Information Security Summit October 31st. Details about each event are listed on One of our proposals to the security community could be a "game-changer" in terms of dealing with malware and other security threats. KnujOn looks forward to the community's support in this endeavor.

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