“Doppelganger Domain” Names Could be Stealing Your E-mails
Are your e-mails going astray? Do customers claim they have sent an e-mail that you didn’t receive or can’t find
It could be that they were never sent or it could be that a “doppelganger domain” name has been set up to steal e-mails that are supposed to be going to you or other employees of your business.
According to a recent article, anyone who wants to intercept e-mails can register a “doppelganger domain” and configure an e-mail server to be the catchall to receive correspondence addressed to anyone at that business. For example, if a customer sends an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com it will not be received by the business, but by the person owning the “doppelganger domain” smithwarren.com.
This means that if your business name is susceptible to misspellings, add intercepted e-mails to the list of things you need to be protecting against.
Doppelganger is German; doppel means double and ganger is doer.
Please contact a Foster Swift IT attorney if you have questions on this issue.
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