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Microsoft Attempting To Acquire Domain Name Of Fake Halo 4 Beta Site

by Matt Helgeson on Jan 30, 2012 at 06:22 AM

The Halo 4 publisher recently filed a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum to acquire the domain, which had been posing as a Halo 4 Beta registration site.

343 Industries David Ellis had already warned fans via his Twitter account that the site was fake. In response the domain was taken down by its owner -- and still comes up as "suspended" today. However, Microsoft's new filing -- if successful -- would give the company ownership of the domain. Microsoft had already taken similar action to buy the domain for an undisclosed sum of money.

It is not known if the fraudulent Halo 4 beta site was being used for fraud or "phishing" purposes.

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