A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Typo-squatting

Typo-squatting

When a hacker registers a domain name that is similar to an established one for the purposes of advertising, drive-by malware or phishing attacks. For example, a hacker might register a domain, such as Vodaphone.ie (as opposed to the legitimate site Vodafone.ie) and lure people into entering their billing or other confidential information into the site. See also Credential Harvesting.

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