26 Apr '17, 4am

nl: Don't let your domain name be your site's Achilles' heel

Don't let your domain name be your site's Achilles' heel Published on: Thursday 13 April 2017 Businesses are investing more and more in website security, with firewalls, SSL and secure log-ins. But what if your domain name is abused to divert customers to a fake site? That's what happened to a Brazilian bank on 22 November 2016, as described on AG Connect.nl . Domain name hacked to get customers' payment details Hackers seized the bank's domain name, and for six hours everyone that typed the name into their browser found themselves on a convincing replica of the bank's website. The fake site was set up to get customers to part with payment data. It isn't known how many people were affected. What's crystal clear is that the hack could have been prevented. Changing the internet signpost A domain name acts as a signpost to a website. When a hacker changes the technical inform...

Full article: https://www.sidn.nl/a/internet-security/dont-let-your-dom...

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