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Is there an epidemic of typo squatting?

Published: 2013-05-07
Last Updated: 2013-05-07 02:05:31 UTC
by Jim Clausing (Version: 1)
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One of our readers, Jim, wrote in earlier today to say he has noticed an increase in "working" typo squatting over the last 2 months or so.  That is, he's seen users accidently surfing to them or being redirected there by some sort of malicious javascript trickery.  His question for us (and the rest of you) is, is this a local phenomenon or are the bad guys making more use of this tactic?  I'm not currently setup to monitor this type of activity, so I figured I'd ask our loyal readers.  Do you monitor your proxy and DNS logs for this type of activity and have you seen an increase?  Leave a comment below or our contact form to let us know.  Below are just a few examples of the domains he has seen.

Bogus domains include:

  • audilble.com
  • boatrader.com
  • charleesschwab.com
  • chsse.com
  • cnnmonet.com
  • dilymail.co.uk
  • loanadminstration.com
  • myunh.com
  • nydailnews.com
  • nydailynew.com
  • nyeater.com
  • nylottory.org

 

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Jim Clausing, GIAC GSE #26
jclausing --at-- isc [dot] sans (dot) edu

Keywords: typo squatting
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