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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 in responding to this global threat.
… registered domains, .com fared worse, with over 62% share. According to APWG, 75% of maliciously registered domains were in .com, .tk, .pw, .cf and .net. Both .tk and .cf are Freenom-administered free ccTLDs (for Tokelau and the Central African Republic) while low-cost .pw — “plagued” by Chinese phishers — is run by Radix for Palau. 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…