Our Preventive Solution
With the swisspentest Threat Intelligence, so-called "homographic domain attacks" can be prevented. In this type of attack, the victim for example receives a phishing e-mail with a login link that looks identical to the URL of a trusted organization. The attacker makes use of the similar appearance of different characters and can thus obtain the user's login credentials. One module of the swisspentest Threat Intelligence searches the Internet for similar-looking URLs to detect possible fake websites. An example of a similar-looking character is "r" and "ŗ". What looks like a stain on the screen can lure end users to a fake website in order to steal their user data.
In order to carry out a successful phishing attack, an attacker needs an e-mail address to be able to send an e-mail with a link (e.g. a fake survey or contest) on which the user should click to visit the fake website. The email addresses of relevant people are often unintentionally contained in the meta tags of website media. Our scanning engine automatically scans your websites for hidden but publicly accessible email addresses.
In addition, the engine scans the App Stores for fake apps that disguise themselves as legitimate applications. This way countermeasures can be taken to protect user data.