After its registration expired, the CIPRO website domain has landed into the hands of a man from Mexico. CIPRO is the predecessor of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
The CIPC is responsible for business registration in South Africa and keeps a registry of business directors and their contact details.
The transfer of ownership of the CIPRO website has sparked fears of potential phishing attacks as the new owner now has access to create any @cipro.co.za email accounts.
These email accounts can be used to create legitimate-looking phishing emails which could be set up to steal login details and personal details of unsuspecting business owners.