Misspelled email addresses net treasure trove
Ars Technica reports that researchers found that 30 percent of companies in their study are vulnerable to typosquatting. That’s a technique where someone obtains a domain that is very close in spelling to one of a real company in the hopes of intercepting emails when people make typos in the “To” address.
The researchers managed to gather 20GB of email in just 6 months. You’ve probably experienced something similar when you misspell a domain name and are taken to a strange page that has a links to penis enlargement systems, or foreign pharmacy Viagra.
This scam is pretty smart, and kinda scary.