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+44 (0) 203 637 6667 [email protected]

Cousins domains can be created and used to spoof both the sender and the URL. With this technique hackers will remove letters or alternate the spellings to a registered domain name, so it looks deceptively similar to a target name. Here’s an example of a real address versus a spoofed address:

Real address: [email protected]

Spoofed address: [email protected]

Since we as users tend to read domain names quickly, it’s hard to tell that an “s” was removed in the spoofed address.