Facebook, one of the world’s largest technology companies, has filed a lawsuit against an Indian company for misusing its own and other companies’ names.
The Indian company provides a proxy service and Facebook alleges that the company is using names like WhatsApp and Instagram and Facebook.
According to the report, the Indian company has filed a case against Compsys Domain Solutions Private Limited in Virginia, USA.
A case has been registered against 12 domains registered by Proxy Service Campus Domain Solutions Pvt Ltd in India, company official Christen Dubois said in a blog post.
The company has taken this step to protect its users from online fraud, Christen said. He said that he created domain names like facebook-verify-inc.com, instagramhjack.com, and videocall-whatsapp.com to confuse people.
Dubois said Facebook had contacted the Indian company for information on the domain but had not received any response from Compsys.
He further said that the company regularly monitors the internet to prevent online fraud.
This is not the first time that Facebook has taken such a step against a company. The company had earlier filed a case against a company called Namecheap in March.