Anti-Phishing Working Group

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an international consortium that brings together businesses affected by phishing attacks, security products and services companies, law enforcement agencies, government agencies, trade association, regional international treaty organizations and communications companies.Founded in 2003 by David Jevans, the APWG has more than 3200+ members from more than 1700 companies and agencies worldwide. Member companies include leading security companies such as BitDefender, Symantec, McAfee, VeriSign, IronKey and Internet Identity. Financial Industry members include the ING Group, VISA, Mastercard and the American Bankers Association.
Posts about Anti-Phishing Working Group
  • Freenom adds .gq to free African ccTLD roster

    … domains in the zones it manages, as well as add-on services. .gq is currently in sunrise and expects to go live with general availability December 1. A recent Anti-Phishing Working Group report found that Freenom’s ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks, relative to their size. Equatorial Guinea is a small country, with just over…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    … in phishing attacks. That’s flat on the second half of 2013 and almost double the first half of 2013. Only roughly a quarter of the domains used in phishing had been registered for the purpose. The rest were pointing to compromised web servers. On new gTLDs, the APWG said: As of this writing, the new gTLD program has not resulted in a bonanza…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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