Mimecast provides brand protection solutions that protect against website spoofing by identifying suspicious domains and cloned sites.
Website spoofing attacks have become increasingly prevalent in recent years for two simple reasons: they're easy to execute and they work. Even unsophisticated attackers can register a domain that's very close to the domain of a trusted brand and build a site that looks identical to the brand's website. Then, using phishing emails, attackers can lure the brand's customers, partners, and others to the site and trick them into revealing sensitive information like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers or login credentials.
Website spoofing is incredibly difficult to identify. Because the scam takes place outside of an organization's security perimeter, website spoofing is typically only uncovered after number of users have already fallen prey to the attack. Mimecast addresses this problem with brand protection solutions that use machine learning and internet scans to identify suspicious domains and cloned sites, blocking them before they launch or stopping live attacks in their tracks.
To prevent website spoofing, this Mimecast Brand Exploit Protect uses machine learning to run quadrillions of targeted scans, searching for domains that are similar to yours and websites that may be spoofing yours. Brand Exploit Protect can identify even unknown attack patterns and block compromised assets at the earliest preparation stages – before they become live attacks.
This anti-website spoofing service enables you to:
Mimecast Brand Exploit Protect is offered as a SaaS/Cloud-based service that can be implemented quickly to start protecting your brand immediately.
With Mimecast's anti-spoofing technology, you can:
To augment defenses against website spoofing, Mimecast offers leading solutions for:
Website spoofing is a scam where cyber criminals create a website that closely resembles a trusted brand as well as a domain that is virtually identical to a brand's web domain. The goal of website spoofing is to lure a brand's customers, suppliers, partners and employees to a fraudulent website and convince them to share sensitive information like login credentials, Social Security numbers, credit card information or bank account numbers.
Domain spoofing is another name for website spoofing.
While website spoofing uses a fake domain name and fake site to steal data, money and identities, an email spoofing attack spoofs an email domain to make a message appear as if it comes from a trusted source. Often, cyber criminals use both email and website spoofing in a coordinated campaign, getting users to click on a link in an email that takes them to a spoofed website.