Doppelganger Domains Pose Risk to 30% of Fortune 500 Companies

Godai Group, a San Francisco based information security firm discovers 30% of Fortune 500 companies are vulnerable to Doppelganger Domains.

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Attackers are already taking advantage of this vulnerability and they can be harvesting sensitive information from your company already.

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 06, 2011

Godai Group, a San Francisco based information security firm discovers 30% of Fortune 500 companies are vulnerable to Doppelganger Domains.

A Doppelganger Domain is a domain spelled identical to a legitimate fully qualified domain name (FQDN) but missing the dot between host/subdomain and domain, to be used for malicious purposes. Doppelganger Domains have a potent impact via email as attackers could gather information such as trade secrets, user names and passwords, and other employee information.

"Attackers are already taking advantage of this vulnerability and they can be harvesting sensitive information from your company already." said Garrett Gee, founder of Godai Group. "We want to bring awareness to companies so that they can further protect their information".

For more information about the threat vectors and mitigation strategies on Doppelganger Domains, visit http://godaigroup.net/publications/doppelganger-domains/ to download a detailed whitepaper.

About Godai Group
Godai Group is a professional services firm passionate about information security. Our area of focus is researching new threats, developing new tools, and providing services to ultimately make networked environments more secure. For more information, visit http://godaigroup.net

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