- Cyber criminals use websites with names similar to trustworthy official websites.
- Misspellings or common abbreviations of official website names are used in government website names.
- The council claims that on their malicious web pages, attackers use web redirects to safe domains.
He was reliably informed that the Cabinet Division issued a warning against attempts at typosquatting on Friday.
The advisory claims that cyber criminals use harmful websites with names resembling trustworthy official websites.
Common misspellings or abbreviations of official website names are used in government website names to trick users into entering passwords and other sensitive information unknowingly or downloading malware from their computers and other electronic devices.
The council claims that on their malicious web pages, attackers use web redirects to safe domains.
By using this trick, scam websites appear to be official government websites.
The warning also advises taking preventative measures, such as configuring your computer to limit cross-domain redirects from suspicious websites.
He also recommends using free software to find rogue domains that could be used in a typosquatting assault.
PTA will ban these sites once they have been identified.
All government agencies (civilian and military) have been instructed by the Cabinet Division to take precautions against such attacks on their websites.
Additionally, he advises website owners to run thorough awareness campaigns to alert their customers to such attacks.
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