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National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
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Written by Stéphane Puthod
Updated over a week ago

What does the NCSC do?

The National Cyber Security Centre is a United Kingdom government agency that specializes in supporting organizations across the UK against cybersecurity issues, including providing protection against malicious websites and/or domains. The NCSC offers a free service to report malicious websites and domains.

If the NCSC finds a website to be malicious, the following will happen:

  • Sending emails from the domain will be blocked

  • Links to malicious websites will be removed through cooperation with hosting companies.

Important note: As the NCSC supports the most critical organizations in the UK, it might not be relevant for you to use this feature if you are outside of the UK.

OnDOMAIN allows you to report a lookalike domain to NCSC free of charge, but please remember that this reporting mechanism is NOT equivalent to a full takedown. The result of a successful report to NCSC may block the reported domain in some ways, but the scope is quite limited. If you need to take the domain down completely, consider using the full takedown functionality offered by OnDOMAIN.

How do you report a lookalike?

1) Select the lookalike and scroll down to display the card National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

2) Click report to NCSC. You will be redirected to the National Cyber Security Centre website.

3) Complete the relevant information and click Submit.

4) Go back to OnDOMAIN Activity and tick Reported to NCSC.

Note: This checkbox is a way for you (and any colleagues accessing the same OnDOMAIN account) to keep track of whether the lookalike domain has already been reported.

5) Click on CONTINUE to pop up the message shown below:

6) The red card indicates that the domain is now reported to NCSC.

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