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