News or Ruse? How Cyber Situational Awareness Can Help You to Distinguish

Posted: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:58pm

Cybercriminals act fast to capitalize on the confusion and time-sensitivity that surrounds breaking news. They quickly register domain names that sound official and create fake sites. Techniques like typosquatting or URL squatting to spoof the names of legitimate sites, and SEO poisoning to inflate search engine ratings, make it extremely difficult for a typical user to identify when they are being duped.

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