BrandProtect welcomes the APWG! Free Cybercrime Webcast on June 12

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The APWG is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to cyber crime through development of data resources, data standards and model response systems and protocols for private and public sectors.  When it comes to setting standards for cyber crime response and protocols, APWG is one of the most authoritative organizations in the world.

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Topics: Phishing, cybercrime, APWG

APWG Reports Phishing up 20%: Criminals Pose as Brands for Better Catch

Posted by Nick Stuparich

Fri, Mar 07, 2014

According to the APWG Q3 2013 Phishing Activity Trends Report, we saw a 20 percent increase in phishing with these attacks rapidly evolving and proliferating. This escalation is generally attributable to rising numbers of attacks against money-transfer and retail/e-commerce websites. As fraudsters escalate their online presence, business’ reputations are on the line. The report highlights the use of organizations’ names and logos as part of their phishing tactics, duping users into opening emails and clicking on links. The following chart indicates the number of unique phishing instances detected by the APWG (The Anti-Phishing Working Group).

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Topics: brand abuse, Domain Management, Phishing, APWG

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