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
  • ICANN joins anti-phishing group board

    … ICANN’s VP of security has joined the board of directors of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Dave Piscitello is one of three new APWG board members, arriving as the group expands its board from two people to five. APWG said the expansion “is recognition of the growing complexity and scale of Internet crime today and the challenges…

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  • Freenom adds .gq to free African ccTLD roster

    … Freenom has struck a deal with registry for the once-dormant ccTLD for Equatorial Guinea to offer .gq domain names for free worldwide. The ccTLD is the latest from Africa to buy into the company’s free domains model, after .cf (Central African Republic), .ml (Mali) and .ga (Gabon). The local registry for Equatorial Guinea is telecom provider…

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

    … to have such domains in their zones, the report reveals. The Freenom-operated ccTLDs .cf (Central African Republic), .ml (Mali) and .ga (Gabon) top the table of most-polluted TLDs, alongside PW Registry’s .pw (Palau). Freenom, which also runs .tk, offers free domains, while PW Registry has a very low registry fee. APWG measures the risk of phishing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -