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By Jessica Ellis | September 21, 2023

Fortra’s PhishLabs has identified two separate incidents of new Google top-level domain (TLD) .zip used in phishing attacks. The attacks, detailed in the September issue of Cyber Defense Magazine, use .zip to impersonate a social media conglomerate and global technology company.

Look-alike domains using common file extensions are increasingly used to enhance the perceived legitimacy of cyber threats. According to the latest data from PhishLabs, TLDs using familiar terms like .zip have seen an increase in abuse, with New TLDs .app and .shop demonstrating a 200% and 387% increase in activity, respectively.

Check out the full article featured in Cyber Defense Magazine.