Beware!! ɢoogle.com is not Google.com

Beware!! ɢoogle.com is not Google.com

You will never think twice about the safety of the domain while using the search engine as popular and trusted as Google. However, it’s time to think twice before accessing google.com

The Internet world is full of spammers and now spammers have moved past the spam folder in your email account, they started targeting website owners now. According to The Next web, they noticed something weird a few weeks ago in Google Analytics.

Google analytics helps domain holders to track their traffic. The next web, noticed something unusual when they spotted a piece of spam telling them to vote for Donald Trump, that wasn’t weird for sure, but the domain was: ɢoogle.com (Don’t open it)

If you take a deep look you will find the difference in the URL and the real Google.com. It was the capital “G” which appears smaller than usual. ɢ is a Unicode special character which looks like the G in Google’s logo and it’s enough to attract a user.

Fake "G" in ɢoogle

Fake “G” in ɢoogle

As described by Mashable “According to Analytics Edge, the goal of these spammers is to create fake traffic that will serve as click-bait for these web page owners. Given the possibility of malware, visiting a site like this can be extremely risky.”

As soon as you hit enter ɢoogle.com to visit you will be automatically redirected to the “xn--oogle-wmc.com”, referred to this monstrosity website:

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redirected

So, users for now make sure you are not clicking the fake ɢoogle.com and don’t try to visit this URL (ɢoogle.com).

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