What Is URL Hijacking?

August 15, 2023

URL hijacking (or typosquatting) is a type of cyber attack in which someone registers a domain name that closely resembles the URL of a legitimate website. The attacker hopes that unsuspecting users will make an error when typing the URL into their browser and go to the malicious site instead of the intended one. The usual goals of URL hijacking are to spread malware, steal data, or promote shady services.

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