What is Typosquatting?

Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting that targets Internet users who incorrectly type a website address into their web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to alternative website, usually designed for malicious purposes such as stealing identities, installing drive-by malware, redirect web traffic to their own or a competitor’s product, or making revenue from the user clicking on advertisements.