Yes. And that is not a typo of “Myspace” in the title; although that is what it is actually meant for – a typo. The domain, myspaace.co.uk(with two a’s), has been bought for 100 GBP just last October 25, 2006.
The said social networking site’s popularity is now at its peak, just like all domains that fall under the umbrella of Web 2.0, and with this kind of surge of activity from users, there’s almost always a dark side just a few feet away.
A couple of examples of the abuse of Myspace’s popularity includes but is not limited to the Myspace worm last year; the bunch of adwaresthat infected more than 100M users last July, 2006; or just the recently discovered 0day Myspacevulnerability.
This write-up is not aimed at jumping the gun, so to speak…
But with the rising incidents of typo-squattingusing popular sites such as Googleand Trend Micro, it wouldn’t take long enough for malicious hacker groups to take advantage of the popularity of Myspace, and the fact that users may just type in an extra letter such as the letter ‘a’ to go to the Myspace site… and then WHAM! It could be another big malware infection incident – considering the numbers of Myspace users and would-be users around the globe!
With that said, let us take extra care in and check what we have typed in our browser windows before hitting on the Enter button. And rest assured too that the Trend Micro Incident Response Team will be monitoring any malicious use of this newly-bought domain, Myspaace, or any other typo-squatting incident for that matter.