Today, when fraud is more widespread than ever , we must be very careful with the pages we visit and the links that come to us through applications such as WhatsApp. In fact, recently, the Civil Guard has warned about the risks of the latest fraud detected by video calls in the popular messaging application.
One of the latest deceptions that has been detected on the Internet is the appearance of a search engine that will make us believe that we are on Google , but nothing is further from the truth, it is a false page. We reiterate, at the risk of being extremely heavy, that you be very careful with which links you visit since you could expose your personal data with astonishing ease.
To this day, no one doubts that the use we give to Google is more than daily. This search engine has become an essential tool in our lives, since every day we do some kind of search or query.
This is how using Unicode characters, this portal has emulated the G so that its domain is practically the same as Google's . A scam that mainly targets the statistics and analysis of Google visits, specifically Google Analytics . This imitator arrives as a false source of traffic and makes the portal administrator investigate where those visits referenced from É ¢ oogle.com come from .
They explain in Analytics Edge, that they have left messages in the analytics reports of many administrators, "Vote for Trump" , but the link led to secret.É ¢ oogle.com . Again, the false G appears in that domain. If we follow the trail, it will take us to a page full of SPAM and surely malware, so better stay still.
A slight difference between the two
And the deception is so well done, that it is difficult to realize what is happening. In fact, we can do the test. What difference do you see between É ¢ oogle.com and google.com? So, from the outset, it seems basically the same only that the É ¢ of the first google is somewhat different. And it is that it is a special letter to copy what would be a normal g and deceive us.
The hoax was discovered by The Next Web when they reviewed your traffic data. By going to fake google, it will send you to the page "xn--oogle-wmc.com" , which what it does is redirect us to another domain where they will flood us with SPAM. So we better not go through there.
Right now, it seems that it is a simple joke of someone who has decided to demonstrate how easy it is to spoof a web page to the point that the domain looks like the original. But if we go a little further, this technique can be used to make a false website of our bank and other sites to try to steal our access credentials. So the recommendation is very clear, check the URL in which you are going to enter well, so you don't get upset.
Via: The Next Web