Domain Typosquatting Detection
What is typosquatting? Also known as URL hijacking, typosquatting is when a bad actor registers a domain name that is an intentionally misspelled version of your corporate website. This is a type of social engineering attack used by cyber attackers that directly targets your customers and impacts your business reputation.
Typosquatting examples include:
• A misspelling based on typos or pronunciation: examlpe.com
• A differently phrased domain name: examples.com
• A different top-level domain: example.org
Security Risks and Implications
• Typosquat domains are often used to retrieve sensitive information such as username, password, social security number, bank account and credit card details.
• Tricking users into downloading and executing ransomware, spyware or other malicious programs. These programs may breach their network security, steal important data or record the keystrokes.
• Redirecting web traffic to a malicious or competitor’s website.
• The attacker can earn money by using the website to collect advertisement revenue.
• The above risks can also lead to Reputational damage for your business because of misattribution.
How PhisManager can help
Phishmanager Enterprise edition includes:
• Typosquatting Detection for all your corporate domains
• Our Enterprise solution is constantly monitoring for copycats and will send you automated email alerts. It’s best to know about Typosquatters as early as possible.
• Depending on the registrar and Top Level Domain of the copycat we may be able to assist in requesting a take down of the Typosquatted domain.