Researchers’ typosquatting snarfed 20GB of Fortune 500 e-mails

Talk about an easy exploit:

Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains to mimic legitimate domains belonging to Fortune 500 companies say they managed to vacuum up 20 gigabytes of misaddressed e-mail over six months.

The intercepted correspondence included employee usernames and passwords, sensitive security information about the configuration of corporate network architecture that would be useful to hackers, affidavits and other documents related to litigation in which the companies were embroiled, and trade secrets, such as contracts for business transactions.

via Researchers’ typosquatting snarfed 20GB of Fortune 500 e-mails.

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