Chaired by Dr Ian Gibson MP, the APWG
is a forum for elected Parliamentarians in Westminster to consider and discuss matters of importance to writers.
Chairman David Jevans said, "We are proud and honored to have Panda Software join us in this effort, especially given the growing role of worms, viruses, Trojan horses and other Internet threats as a medium for delivering phishing attack payloads.
Sigaba's long tenure in developing the discipline of secure messaging will provide valuable insights and a seasoned point of view to inform the larger discussion within the APWG
At previous CeCOS conferences in San Francisco, Tokyo, Barcelona, and Sao Paulo, the APWG
has drawn hundreds of delegates from law enforcement agencies, technology companies, financial services firms, security services firms, government agencies, law firms, consumer advocacy groups, and research centers from around the globe, bringing together some of the most advanced counter-electronic crime thought leaders from East Asia, South Asia, Europe, South America and North America.
On October 15, APWG
will hold an event at ICANN 51, The Hemispheric Unification of Cyber Security Awareness Messaging, which will deliver STOP.
There are more than 2,000 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG
is proud of how this conference is able to bring together sectors who do not spend enough time together.
And while the uptime of phishing websites--phony sites that steal credentials for later use by cyber thieves-dropped, meaning they were spotted and taken down more quickly, more sites than ever are appearing, the APWG
While the number of unique phishing reports submitted to the APWG
in Q4 declined nearly 29 percent from the all-time high of 40,621 in August, dropping to 28,897 reports in December, the statistics obscure a more troubling trend.
The number of URLs with hidden code for stealing passwords nearly tripled between July 2007 and July 2008 to a record high of 9,529, while the number of malicious-application variants hit 442 in May 2008, the APWG
Information provided to the company by the APWG
will be used to enhance current site identification processes.
reported 2,870 phishing sites during the month of March alone, and that the monthly growth rate of sites has climbed to 28 percent since July 2004.