If you’re looking to score tickets for Olympic events you should be extremely careful when buying them online, as fake ticket sites are still around.
Trend Micro called out on Sunday more than a dozen sites that it marked as questionable, with some sites having a dual-edge scam by purporting to offer tickets as well.
Another security company, Zscaler, wrote on Saturday of an uptick in the number of fake sites offering Olympic tickets.
“Currently, the volume of websites selling bogus Olympic tickets are on the rise,” wrote Krishnan Subramanian of Zscaler. “These sites normally propagate their campaigns though unsolicited ad banners, popups, social networking sites and email messages.”
Subramanian wrote that one of websites examined sent data such as credit card information in clear text, a major security problem. Other sites examined were pay-to-click scams, a form of online advertising fraud.
Fake Olympic ticket websites are:
www.euroteam.net, www.tixnet.com, www.olympicticket.info, www.euroteam.info, www.euroteamtickets.com, www.2012tickets.org, www.londonsummergames.net, www.londonsummergames.org, www.euroteam.travel, www.worldticketservice.net, www.liveolympictickets.com
Official Olympic ticket websites: