GRF Analyzes Typosquatting in Third Bimonthly Report

RESTON, VA – January 2, 2018 – Global Resilience Federation has released its third bimonthly report covering trending threats to member communities.

The report outlines and analyzes risks associated with "typosquatting" activity, detailing a notable campaign, recent incidents, and also mitigating practices. This is the latest in a series of bimonthly reports from Global Resilience Federation, a provider of support to ISACs and ISAOs which work to protect member organizations from cyber and physical threats.

Typosquatting offers threat actors a relatively unsophisticated way of damaging or profiting from an organization's name or domain. Also frequently leveraged with phishing attacks, typosquatting can provide threat actors with another layer of legitimacy when seeking to penetrate targets.

GRF affiliated communities receive detailed information and analysis on timely topics in the bimonthly TLP Amber reports. When a report topic is selected, GRF staff investigate significant open source events, provide custom analysis, and compile detailed data and intelligence from member communities. The final product offers a unique set of industry perspectives on a trending security issue.

Outside organizations interested in this report may request a redacted TLP White copy through the contact page on www.GRFederation.org. Please request using a business email address.

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Global Resilience Federation (GRF) is a non-profit hub for support, analysis, and multi-industry intelligence exchange between ISACs and ISAOs, each of which facilitates cyber and physical intelligence sharing for a specific industry. GRF’s mission is to help assure the resilience of critical and vital infrastructure against threats that could significantly impact the orderly functioning of the global economy. GRF members include Financial Services ISAC, Legal Services ISAO, and Energy Analytic Security Exchange, among others. GRF is also engaged with CERTs and other bodies around the world that seek to protect certain regions and industries. Formerly the Sector Services division of FS-ISAC, GRF was created as a standalone non-profit organization in May 2017. Learn more at www.GRFederation.org or by visiting @GRFederation on Twitter. Inquiries may be directed to Patrick McGlone at pmcglone@grfederation.org

Chad McAuslin