Why are typosquats a risk to your organization?

By Imarc

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

SecurityScorecard CEO, Aleksander Yampolskiy, recently did a presentation on the dangers of typosquats and how they can impact your organization. Keep reading to learn more about typosquats and how you can combat them.

What are typosquats?

Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, is when an attacker targets a brand and registers a domain relying on typographical errors. The attacker tricks users who accidentally enter an incorrect website or they send fake emails from a similar-sounding domain name.

How do you combat typosquats?

If you discover your website is a victim of typosquatting, you can send a cease and desist letter to the offender. To protect your website from typosquatting, you can register domains with common misspellings while creating your website. For example, www.Google.com would also register the domains of www.gogle.com and www.googl.com, among others.

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