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The Rise of Lookalike Domains
Typosquatting, or otherwise known as URL or Domain Hijacking, is a form of attack that purposely misspells domains of well-known and legitimate websites. In this social engineering attack, users are tricked into visiting malicious lookalike sites to do a variety of activities such as turning over their login credentials, divulge financial information, or even download malware.
Users may accidentally type in the wrong URL, hence the ‘typo’ in typosquatting, or be misled by a phishing campaign that directs them to a malicious site. Either way, these lookalike domains are convincing and effective as they rely on human error and confusion.
Common Reasons for Typosquatting
The most common reason why malicious actors employ typosquatting is to attempt to phish for sensitive information such as a user’s credentials or financial information. Oftentimes the user is sent a fraudulent message, whether over email or another channel, to visit a phishing site designed to mimic a legitimate brand. Unsuspecting users will turn over their information and now attackers can leverage these credentials to do a variety of activity such as log into critical systems and applications and steal corporate data.
While many attackers use typosquatting to trick users to give away their sensitive information, sometimes just visiting a site can allow for malware to be downloaded from the browser onto the user’s device. Sometimes the execution of the malware is user initiated, other times visiting the site can cause the malicious file to be executed.
Search Engine Redirects
Fraudsters can take advantage of redirects that confuse search engine results pages, or simply replace a legitimate URL with a fraudulent one. A URL redirect helps search engines find web content that may have moved. Fraudsters will leverage these redirects to attempt to confuse a search engine into falsely submitting a malicious URL for a legitimate one.
Extortion and Scams
An attacker may be motivated to leverage typosquatting to create a scam to sell fraudulent goods and services, extort the legitimate domain owner, commit advertisement or affiliate marketing fraud by stealing commission per click, and more. There are many ways typo squatters can gain monetarily by registering fake domains.
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Legacy processes are typically reactive, relying on information security resources, manual procedures, and outdated tools to mitigate fraudulent activity
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