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We analysed the entire web and found a cybersecurity threat lurking in plain sight

By Kevin Saric, Computer Scientist & Mechatronic Engineer, CSIRO
Our latest research has found that clickable links on websites can often be redirected to malicious destinations. We call these “hijackable hyperlinks” and have found them by the millions across the whole of the web, including on trusted websites.

Our paper, published at the 2024 Web Conference, shows that cybersecurity threats on the web can be exploited at a drastically greater scale than previously thought.

Concerningly, we found these hijackable hyperlinks on the websites of large companies,…The Conversation

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