Dark Reading: Typosquatting Wave Shows No Signs of Abating

A spate of recent typosquatting attacks shows the scourge of this type of attack is still very much with us, even after decades of cyber defender experience with it.

Ever since the Internet became a commercial entity, hackers have been using it to impersonate businesses through a variety of clever means. And one of the most enduring of these exploits is the practice of typosquatting — i.e., using look-alike websites and domain names to lend legitimacy to social engineering efforts. In my latest post for Dark Reading, I talk about the recent series of attacks, why they continue to persist, and ways that enterprise security managers can try to prevent them from happening, although the fight isn’t an easy one.


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