The Danger Of The Mistyped URL
F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine – ‘Google.com’. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked – a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy trojan and a spying trojan. Also a few adware-related files are installed.
The name of the malicious website is ‘Googkle.com’. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS WEBSITE! Otherwise your computer will get infected! We have reported the case to the authorities.
I guess this kind of thing is more common than we realise. It seems to be a bunch of guys with Russian names who ahve registered misspelling of the Google name (how many more are out there) as a way to install phishing and other tricks on your computer. The website is still active at the time of writing.