Why does the media keep saying "fake" certificates? The Register should know better. The certificates were very much real, only that they were given to the wrong people.
To say the certificates were fake is to suggest someone was able to create DigiNotar certificates of their own rather than what actually happened was they convinced DigiNotar to create erroneous certificates.
If you convince NYPD to issue you a badge then while you may be a fake cop the badge is still very real.