Typosquatting- Do you know the dangers?
As data protection becomes more sophisticated, hackers keep coming up with new ways to get their hands on business’s data. The newest trend in cybercrime, that everyone should be familiarising themselves with, is typosquatting.
What is Typosquatting?
• Typosquatting is also known as ‘URL hijacking’ and is a type of cybersquatting which relies on users making typographical errors when inputting a web address. Typosquatters register misspellings of popular domains in an attempt to make money out of the traffic that these mistakes produce.
• These registered pages often attempt to infect your system with malware, or imitate the site you had intended to land on in order to steal your login credentials
What can you do to prevent a data leakage?
• Always double check your spelling of a domain.
• Look out for SSL certificates, as most legitimate websites have one.
• If you do ever find yourself on a page that is not the site you were after, don’t be tempted to click on any links, even if they appear to be to your intended destination.
• Put in place security systems, such as Sophos Endpoint Secuirty, which can block these sites before you even land on them
Talk to Arden Group
Here at Arden, we have a range of solutions to help you minimise the risk of a cyber attack. To discuss your needs, contact our team today.