The website domain belonging to the predecessor of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) was scooped up by a man from Mexico late last week after its registration lapsed. The CIPC is responsible for registering South African companies and co-operatives, as well as keeping a registry of their directors and contact details. The transfer of the website's ownership gives the new owner the potential to distribute legitimate-looking phishing emails which could be crafted to steal the login details and personal information of legitimate business owners. This is because the new owner, Miguel Antonio Gomez, gained access to the @za range of email addresses when he took over the site. As such, he has the ability to create any @za email address he chooses. This could be used as a very convincing avenue for conducting phishing attacks. From CIPRO to CIPCThe CIPC was established in terms of the 2008 Companies Act by amalgamating the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement, and the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office, or CIPRO. Companies now have a few more hours in the day to submit their annual returns to the Companies and Intellectual Property Office (Cipro) which has extended its office hours. As of Wednesday, 26 January Cipro offices will be open until 6pm on weekdays until Monday, 31 January. Cipro has since 2009 urged companies and close corporations to submit their returns on time to avoid being deregistered and this year companies that fail to submit their returns will be placed into final deregistration in February. “It was decided to allow customers to lodge annual returns at the CIPRO premises until 6pm on weekdays until 31 January 2011,” Cipro acting CEO Lungile Dukwana said on Wednesday. “We have already noticed an increase in the number of lodgements and would like all business entities to have an opportunity to lodge their annual returns before we implement final deregistration.” Those companies as well as close corporations that have already been placed into deregistration for failing to lodge annual returns, can still lodge outstanding returns to avoid final deregistration. This as once all annual returns have been brought up to date the business status will be reinstated as “in business”. Should Cipro have to deregister a company or close corporation, the entity will no longer be able to conduct business as it will no longer be a registered business in terms of the Companies Act and Close Corporations Act.
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