Evil Twin

Evil twin attacks are a kind of cyberattack where the cybercriminal creates a fake Wi-Fi network to trick people into connecting so the attacker can steal the users’ data.

Examples of evil twin attack 

An attacker creates a fake Wi-Fi hotspot in a public place such as an airport or cafe. Once that is done, they set up what is called a fake captive portal with which they collect and store the sensitive information from each victim that connects to the fake Wi-Fi.

How to stop an evil twin attack

  • Do not log in to your accounts on any public Wi-Fi without adequate protection
  • Always use a VPN
  • Only visit HTTPS sites
  • Do not ignore any prompts or warnings about an unsecured network