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.
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  • New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

    … New gTLDs are not yet being widely used to carry out phishing runs, but most such attacks are concentrated in .xyz. That’s one of the conclusions of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which today published its report for the second half of 2014. Phishing was basically flat in the second half of the year, with 123,972 recorded attacks. The number…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 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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