Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: “Combosquatting” Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

Newswise imageTo guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that practice to trick users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks -- but with additional words that change the destination to an attack site.