CYBER ATTACKERS HIDE BEHIND TRUSTED DOMAINS, HTTPS

On 10th October, Dark Reading published an article on a report from security firm Webroot which found that 1 in 4 malicious URL employed a legitimate domain, making it more difficult for potential victims to spot possible dangers, and that attackers attempting to dodge more advanced security defences increasingly are adopting more sophisticated techniques to fool victims with their malicious e-mail messages and websites.  It is said that, in the vast majority of cases — 94% — the attacker used an URL shortener to mask a malicious domain in order for it to appear legitimate.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/attackers-hide-behind-trusted-domains-https/d/d-id/1336054

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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