Venafi Research Brief: The Risk LookalikeDomains Pose to Online Retailers

Retailers need customers to generate revenue, and nearly every retailer has an online component to their business. Every time a customer enters their username and password or credit card information for a purchase, that’s one more successful transaction, ultimately adding to retailers’ bottom line.

Like online retailers, threat actors share a common goal: increasing profits. For threat actors, every customer they can trick into providing them with account or payment data increases their revenues. Attackers try to fool consumers into making fraudulent purchases on malicious websites and steal username and password data to sell on the dark web or to use to crack passwords on other websites.

Venafi Research Brief: The Risk LookalikeDomains Pose to Online Retailers