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Typosquatting to inject referral code and 302 redirect

3:02 pm on Jun 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A very interesting way to make money as an affiliate marketer. I would think this is against TOS from the bigger companies?


The scheme is very smart, they register large amount of typosquatted domains that will be injecting their affiliate ID into a 302 redirect to the legitimate website. Almost invisible to the victim, the attacker will share a part of the profit when the user buys anything from the visited website. It was confirmed that one group has made $400 this way for one abused company (among many others).
4:00 pm on June 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hasn't this been around forever! Using it for the spread of malware is probably more profitable.

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