What Does Typosquatting Mean?
Typosquatting is a questionable technique used by a cybersquatter to attract website traffic by redirecting common typos of popular search terms or major websites to their own sites.
Cybersquatters may try to sell products, install malware on a user's machine or even make an opposing political statement. The extreme version of typosquatting is similar to phishing, where an impostor website mimics a real site, thus providing the user with a false impression that he or she has accessed the correct web page.
Typosquatting is also referred to as URL hijacking.