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Interview: Online Scammers Are Taking Advantage of Typos to Steal Your Personal Information


How many times have you typed in the wrong URL? If you’re like us, it happens a lot — but typing the wrong address in your browser and hitting enter can cost you big time.

We all use sites like YouTube and Google, but now, more than ever, criminals are using fake URLs that look like the real ones to steal our identity and more.

“It’s giving them the ability to redirect the large following that these individuals have to their malicious sites. Then they can spread malware phishing campaigns to capture credentials,” said Quentin Rhoads, director of professional services at CRITICALSTART.



Featured in NBC WPIX Pittsburgh | February 26, 2020

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