Many WhatsApp users would probably view the message as innocent enough, appearing to offer free tickets to Britain’s Alton Towers theme park. But in truth they are being targeted by fraudsters deploying a homoglyph attack.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Phishers and other online crooks are taking advantage of Unicode domain names in their pursuit of your passwords and other sensitive information. Here’s a simple way to protect yourself.
Take a look at this WhatsApp message. Can you see why you should be wary of clicking?
Attackers can evade a security mechanism and abuse Unicode domains to phish for the login credentials of Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users.
David Bisson reports.