A type of cyber attack where a hacker takes control of a user’s browser and redirects it to a malicious website.
What is browser hijacking?
Browser hijacking is a type of cyber attack where a hacker takes control of a user’s browser and redirects it to a malicious website. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as by modifying the browser’s settings, installing a malicious browser extension, or by exploiting a vulnerability in the browser.
Once the browser has been hijacked, the attacker can use it to redirect the user to a phishing website, where they can steal sensitive information, or to a website that serves malware, which can infect the user’s system.
Browser hijacking can also be used to display unwanted pop-up ads, change the default search engine, or alter the homepage. It can be a very disruptive attack, and it can also be hard to detect.