Cyber-criminals clone Google Italy site

by admin October 12, 2006 at 12:17 pm

‘Evil twin’ site attempts to infect visitors with Trojans

Cyber-criminals have created an “evil twin” website which aims to dupe unsuspecting visitors into believing that they are visiting the Google Italy site.

IT security firm SurfControl said today that it is currently tracking the malicious website, which attempts to install ActiveX controls on a visitor’s PC.

The site uses ‘typo-squatting’ to ensnare victims, a technique that mimics a legitimate domain using a slightly different spelling. It has been configured to deliver a fraudulent Google Italy page that looks identical to the original.

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