When we hear "Fashion Week," we generally think of clothes, popular or high rising professional designers and of course, runway models. What most of us who aren't keeping an ear or eye out on the latest collection don't realize is that Fashion Week doesn't really happen in just a week for a whole year. It's more of a week of high fashion on major cities in various countries that is sponsored by industry bigwigs happening at certain months of the year.
Suffice to say that several Fashion Weeks have come and gone since 2014 started: New York, Mercedes-Benz, Berlin, PFDC Sunsilk, and more. As I write this, more runway events have been announced and are already scheduled to happen within the next two to three weeks. Case in point: Miami Fashion Week and Philippines Fashion Week. Expect that such events will continue until the final quarter of this year.
For some individuals, there is more to fashion than just an impressive parade of clothes for every season. There is also that irresistible opportunity to entice Internet users into buying designer clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories inspired by these fashion events.
If you, dear Reader, are looking to score cheap, fashionable and branded items online, it's highly likely that you may encounter the sites we've found these past few days. We have also noted that such sites have increased in number, with most of them carrying the brands Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, and Oakley.associated with many malicious activities in the past. Google Safe Browsing flags it as "suspicious", while doing a quick search on the Web reveals more about its history:
- In 2008, our friends at Dynamoo had published an FYI-warning post on its own blog, stating that the individual/s behind this may either be Chinese or Russian.
- In 2013, independent penetration tester Aditya K Sood of Malware at Stake claimed that a JS script hosted on the aforementioned site was used in conjunction with an exploit in a malicious campaign.To be clear, we found no exploit code on fantasylouisvuitton, guccioutlet, ray-banonlinesale or other selling sites we're going to name later on.
Below are other sites we found that we also think are potentially risky (Please do not attempt to access them):
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