These sophisticated counterfeit websites tried to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers looking for the best deals online during peak holiday shopping.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security joined with 10 law enforcement organizations worldwide in joint operations to locate and seize the domains in conjunction with Cyber Monday.
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center arranged the seizures, with officers in the United States confiscating 297 domain names. They worked with Europol countries in capturing 393 sites. Hong Kong Customs seized 16.