"Phishers are interested in stealing logins to SaaS sites because they yield financial data and also personnel data, which can be leveraged for spear-phishing," said Greg Aaron, APWG
Senior Research Fellow.
They collect and study the characteristics of phishing websites through different channels (e.g., PhishTank  and APWG
) in order to develop effective solutions that can prevent Internet users from visiting phishing websites.
According to APWG
Phishing Activity Trends Report (APWG
, 2016), more than 75% of phishing attacks target retail services, online payment systems as well as financial institutions.
The next experiment was more robust in that it compared the domains and timestamps in data set D2 (the APWG
set) with the defacement strings and dates in D3 to determine the defacement strings that were hosted within one year (i.e.
The move comes days after the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG
) released a report saying, "Over 40 percent of attacks using subdomain services occurred on co.cc." The report also highlighted that phishers were attracted to to co.cc because co.cc registrations are free, easy to sign up for, come with DNS service, and there are features to assist with bulk signups.
David Jevans, chairman of IronKey and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG
), said, 'The FFIEC Internet banking guidance calls for multiple layers of security controls to prevent fraud and importantly, the guidance identifies the IronKey Trusted Access design as one of the five relevant and effective controls cited for preventing fraud.'
The UCD conference was organised by anti phishing group APWG
. Phising is the practice used by criminals to obtain sensitive information, such as bank account details, while posing as reputable organisations online.
trade group (Anti Phishing Work Group) estimates there are about 40,000 attacks a month going on.
TRA's emergency arm, aeCERT, blocks websites through the local internet service providers and works with Anti Working Phishing Group (APWG
We take a feed from a major brand owner, which consists almost exclusively of URLs for the very large number of websites attacking their company, and another feed that is collated from numerous sources by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG
Authorities in Egypt arrested another 47 people there on the same charges.<p>The bust, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," was described by the FBI as the largest ever cyber-crime investigation and they held it up as a shining example of international cooperation in the realm of cybersecurity.<p>But as important and impressive as it was, the arrests barely scratch the surface of the phishing problem, according to several who have been tracking the issue for years.<p>"It certainly is important," said Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG
), whose members include Walmart, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay and dozens of others.
The use of malware on websites to steal passwords and other sensitive information is skyrocketing, according to a new report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG