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Journal Bothalia, from South Africa is hijacked by cyber criminals

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ISI indexed Journal (Bothalia, from South Africa) is hijacked by cyber criminals

A new ISI indexed Journal (Bothalia; ISSN: 0006-8241) is hijacked by cyber criminals. The legitimate journal publishes in South Africa and this is the first case of journal hijacking in Africa. I should add that no valid link from Thomson Reuters to the authentic website is available (last visit on June.12.2014).

Counterfeit website: http://www.bothalia.com/

Legitimate journal: http://www.abcjournal.org/ 

 

The image below, shows a screenshot of a call-for-paper spam from Bothalia hijacked journal:

The image below shows an screenshot of the hijacked journal Bothalia:

 


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