The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning drawing attention to those traveling by plane by telling them to watch out for fake websites when making their reservations. These fake websites represent American airlines.
Cybersecurity expert Conal Whetten spoke to members of the press on Wednesday to raise awareness about the creation of many websites that pretend to be official and deceive them. users.
By creating a malicious domain that appears to have an organization's logo, font, color combination, and writing style, Criminals in cyberspace are often able to trick users into believing that they are on the official website.
Malicious websites that look like the official ones are created with domain names that are almost identical to the official website they represent, often with only one character changing. This subtle difference is not easy for users to detect.
According to the FBI, criminals create these fake domains to spread malware that could endanger personal or business data a user. Theft of this data can eventually lead to identity theft and financial losses.
"They can use social media lists to deceive your friends and family, and even place illegal orders from online businesses, eventually leaving your account," Whetten said.
The threat does not stop as soon as tickets are booked, with criminals looking for an IoT device at the airport to spend their time flying.
"Its players cyberspace can exploit this domain by creating fake domains and networks Wi-Fi, which can deceive both passengers and airport operators into interacting with malicious websites or e-mailSaid Whetten.
The FBI representative advised users to disable or remove all unnecessary software protocols and gateways and use multi-factor authentication where possible.
Describing the prevalence of this type of cybercrime, Whetten said: "Over 96% of companies suffer from domain forgery attacks in one form or another."