Cybercriminals are manifesting domain fraud in new ways by spoofing legitimate websites with altered top-level domains (TLD). Then they lure victims to these spoofed websites using social engineering tactics. Can false domain names trick people into visiting malicious websites?
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For example, instead of security.net, a spoof site might use security.com.
Fraudulent domains provide the basis for a wide range of attacks such as wire transfer fraud, phishing, counterfeit good sales, and scams.
Did you know?
More than three-quarters of businesses found “lookalike” domains posing as their brand with a different top-level domain.
- Double-check the domain name before proceeding with a website.
- Look for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, broken or stilted English in the content.
- Be cautious if something sounds too good to be true.
- Think twice before you click on a link or before sharing sensitive information online.