Domain Spoofing

Domain spoofing refers to a type of cyberattack in which the attacker sets up a fake email address or website made to look like a legitimate one. The intent is to deceive users into interacting with this site as they would any other legitimate website and inadvertently give away sensitive information.

Examples of domain spoofing 

  • Website spoofing: The attacker creates a fake website that closely resembles a legitimate one, aiming to steal user data for their nefarious purposes.
  • Email spoofing: Cybercriminals set up fake email profiles and send them to victims in hopes of getting them to click malicious files or links. 

How to prevent domain spoofing

  • Constantly check the URL of any website before you enter any critical information.
  • Be wary of any series of unsolicited emails, especially if they’re asking for personal information or asking you to click on a shady link.
  • Only use secure and updated browsers that can identify and alert you against spoofed websites.