DNS hijacking


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DNS hijacking

An illegal change to a DNS server that directs a URL to a different website. In some cases, the new website's URL may have one different letter in the name that might go unnoticed. The bogus website might offer similar and/or competing products for sale, or it may be a vehicle to publicly smear the reputation of the intended website. See DNSSec, DNS cache poisoning, pharming and hijacking.
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They will be able to collaborate together to stop cyber-criminals who are using the latest methods - whether it's phishing, malware or infrastructure attacks like DNS hijacking - to harm consumers and corporations.
DNS hijacking is not that damaging in comparison to, say, ransomware and it has always been easy to fix.
INFO, DNSSEC will provide a trusted foundation to authenticate DNS queries and responses and prevent DNS hijacking.