Cybercriminals register fake US Census Bureau domains to dupe unsuspecting citizens to provide personal information and install malware, the FBI warns.
In a flash alert published in coordination with the federal government statistical agency, the FBI notes that they have observed around 63 domains impersonating the US Census Bureau.
“Spoofed domains (aka typosquatting) mimic legitimate domains by either altering character(s) within the domain or associating another domain with similar characteristics to the legitimate domain, such as ‘Censusburea[.]com’ or “census-gov[.]us’,” the FBI said.