The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is warning that a bogus website is impersonating FINRA and might be launching phishing attacks against members. The fake site, www.finnra.org, also links to a "registration" site that likely harvests members' credentials. FINRA has contacted the internet domain registrar requesting that it suspend the bogus website.
- FINRA is a government-authorized, nonprofit agency that regulates U.S. broker-dealers.
- Cybercriminals' use of websites with similar addresses to legitimate sites is known as typosquatting or URL hijacking.
- The risk of typosquatting was the subject of a recent interview I conducted with Robert Perica, a threat analyst at ReversingLabs. To get access to the interview and other premium content, Click here to upgrade to premium!