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Access Logs Reveal 12M Visits to .CM Typosquatted Sites Just in 2018 So Far

An anonymous tip has lead security experts Brian Krebs and Matthew Chambers to four years of access logs for the entire network of more than 1,000 dot-cm typosquatting domains. Brian writes: “A story published ... last week warned readers about a vast network of potentially malicious Web sites ending in ‘.cm’ that mimic some of the world’s most popular Internet destinations… If that piece lacked one key detail it was insight into just how many people were mistyping .com and ending up at one of these so-called ‘typosquatting’ domains. ... Matthew Chambers ... analyzed the access logs from just the past three months and found the sites were visited approximately 12 million times during the first quarter of 2018.” Querying the logs also revealed hits coming from .gov and .mil sites.

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