Beware of the '.om': Malware hiding on sites you misspell is on the rise
March 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
Internet surfers, beware: Netflix.om is not the same as Netflix.com.
While it’s common for hackers to lure unsuspecting web users to sites with URLs that include commonly typed typos, more typosquatters are using Oman’s “.om” country suffix because an “.om” looks a lot like a “.com.”
In fact, there’s been a huge increase in registrations from Oman in the last month for this very reason.
Information security company Endgame published its research into malicious typosquatting, which is when people register web addresses like google.om or googgle.com and redirect those addresses to sites riddled with advertising, malware and adware Read more…