Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Microsoft goes after fake Halo 4 beta site

Microsoft goes after fake Halo 4 beta site

If you get an invitation to sign up for the Halo 4 beta, don’t fall for it. The site associated with the invites, (pictured), is a fake.

Halo 4 is one of the most anticipated games of 2012 and it is expected to launch in the holidays. Spots in the beta test are likely to be coveted.

Microsoft has filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum to have the site permanently shut down and its domain name taken.

David Ellis, creative director of Microsoft’s 343 Industries, warned a couple of weeks ago that the page was a fake. The site reportedly shut down after that, but Microsoft is going after it anyway, since the URL used in the apparent “phishing” scam is still out there. Microsoft has to show that the domain in question was registered maliciously in order to win the case.

Last June, Microsoft bought the domain name for an undisclosed amount.

Thank you, Venturebeat.

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  • nick

    the stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me!
    hey, give me your bank account details and i promise ill deliver a brand new ferrari to your doorstep tomorrow.

    Ernice Gilbert Reply:

    Yeah, some people don’t research before they launch into certain things. It’s crazy stupid.

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