Domain Hijacking

A form of theft in which the rights for managing a domain name are acquired illicitly. Domain hijacking can be performed by hacking into a registrar’s computer system and making changes to its registry. Another attack vector is to use the data of the domain’s legitimate owner in an attempt to deceive the registrar. Cybercriminals can gain access to the victim’s email, log into the control panel, and transfer the domain to another owner under the guise of the victim.