In our third episode of How Do Hackers Do Things, GraVoc Security Consultant, Josh Jenkins, shows you how hackers can make a copy of a website and clone it for their own malicious purposes. During this video, Josh will show you how hackers are cloning websites using HTTrack,  a freely available tool on the Internet that allows anyone to make a perfect or near perfect copy of your website. This type of activity could allow a malicious actor to copy your website and leverage that copy in a phishing campaign.

For this example, Josh demonstrates how hackers can clone any website by using two freely available downloads for the Kali Linux distribution. The first tool is HTTrack, which will allow Josh to clone a website and the second is simple python HTTP server, which will allow Josh to present that website on an DigitalOcean instance. Watch in the video above how Josh uses a combination of these tools to make a copy of the website example.com. 

What does all this mean? A malicious hacker could potentially clone and steal your website and lend creditability to any number of campaigns whether thats phishing, harvesting credentials, or any other malicious activity that is targeted at your company. There are many ways to prevent hackers from cloning your website such as monitoring and knowing what your vulnerability exposure level looks like. If your business is looking to prevent and mitigate these types of attacks, check out our Information Security Services below:

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