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Friday, January 25, 2013

Netcraft removes phishing attacks in less than half the industry average time - Software Industry To

Recently NetCraft became aware that their median times for takedowns are very much better than the industry average calculated by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) in its most recent Global Phishing Survey. ...  In contrast, banks and other companies using our countermeasures service have experienced a median phishing attack availability of 2 hours and 12 minutes calculated over NetCraft most recent 100 takedowns, with the attacks removed in just 38% of the industry average time.

The difference between the first and final outages reflect the fact that phishing attacks will sometimes fluctuate up & down on compromised hosts where the fraudster may still have access to the system and be able to replace his content after the site owner removes it.
Phishing attacks NetCraft dealt with in the UK & Ireland have a shorter median lifetime than those hosted in the US, whilst phishing attacks we have taken down in Iran have a median lifetime of just under 30 hours, around five times longer than Russia.

In addition to providing fast takedown of the fraudulent content, the countermeasures service is also linked to our phishing site feed, which is licensed by all of the main web browsers, together with many of the largest anti-virus and content filtering products, firewall and network appliance vendors, mail providers, registrars, hosting companies and ISPs.

Link: http://software.einnews.com/article/133794636/vTqnhs5_BDS4YwpM?n=2

Posted on 01/25
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