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URL obfuscation is

[t]aking advantage of human error, [where] some scammers use phishing emails to guide recipients to fraudulent sites with names very similar to established sites. They use a slight misspelling or other subtle difference in the URL, such as "monneybank.com" instead of "moneybank.com" to redirect users to share their personal information unknowingly.[1]

References Edit

  1. Cyber Security Planning Guide, at CSG-9.

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