Trusted Certificates Fooling Users by Making Phishing Websites Appear Valid

There has been a rampant growth of look-alike domains, which are often used to steal sensitive data from online shoppers. Venafi analysed suspicious domains targeting 20 major retailers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia and found over 100,000 look-alike domains that use valid TLS certificates to appear safe and trusted. According to the research, growth in the number of look-alike domains has more than doubled since 2018, outpacing legitimate domains by nearly four times.

Source: Helpnet Security

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