Sunday, June 15, 2008

Typosquatting in Belgium on the rise.

Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting which relies on mistakes such as typographical errors made by Internet users when inputting a website address into a web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to an alternative website owned by a cybersquatter.
It seems that we got more or less a rise in typosquatting the last years over here in Belgium. I was interviewed yesterday and made it in the news at 13 and 19 o'clock at VTM, a known Belgian TV station. You can have a look at the recorded broadcast at my press page or via my direct link.