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The Irony: Data Privacy Sites Bring Risks Instead of Protection

It’s ironic to think that sites hinting at promoting data privacy awareness and/or protection are serving malware instead, but that’s a sad truth. We found thousands of web properties through WHOIS, IP, and DNS searches to identify malicious data privacy-related sites.

Our deep dive allowed us to build detailed threat research materials containing:

  • Thousands of domains and subdomains containing the strings “data + privacy,” “data + protection,” and “protect + privacy,” several of which turned out to be malicious
  • Very few of the web properties had unredacted WHOIS records
  • Thousands of IP address resolutions, several of which were dubbed “dangerous” by various malware engines, resulting in a considerable number of additional malicious domains

Download the threat research materials now to access the complete list of identified artifacts used to conduct additional enrichment and threat analysis.

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