Hijacking Broken Links for $$$

Devansh chauhan
2 min readAug 20, 2023

What is Broken Link Hijacking?

Broken link hijacking (BLH) is a type of web attack. It exploits external links that are no longer valid. If your website or web application uses resources loaded from external URLs or points to such resources and these resources are no longer there , attackers can exploit these links to perform defacement, impersonation, or even to launch cross-site scripting attacks.

Ways to find them

Every website has a social media account that is linked to it. Open as many social media links as you can. Verify each link to see if any are broken.

You can use tools like broken link checker to find out this vulnerability.\

You can make account using their usernames which are broken and takeover there social media accounts.

Impact :

It may not seem like much on the surface, but deep down, a broken link is doing some serious damage to your website, your reputation, and your business. A single broken link can impact your search engine rankings, your site’s user experience, result in lost customers and revenue, or, in worst case, all of the above. This kind of attacks can also lead to phishing scams.

I hope you learned something new from this blog. I will write more of my findings soon so, stay tuned for my next write-up.

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