Let’s Encrypt: SSL certificate in the hands of hackers

Let’s Encrypt is an organization that provides free SSL certificates for websites and other services. Because it is free, it is not only popular with website owners but is also used by fraudsters to trick their way into obtaining security certificates similar to the original. Let’s Encrypt is fighting the phenomenon, but there is still a lot of abuse: in 2016, for example, more than 15,000 of its certificates were used by phishing sites.