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eCrime Web site Longevity Drops As Internet Providers and Security Professionals Take Aim

October 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on eCrime Web site Longevity Drops As Internet Providers and Security Professionals Take Aim 

Hosting Tools TACOMA, Wash. – A new phishing survey released by the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) reveals that the longevity of phishing Web sites dropped by 25 percent over the last year.

Uptimes are a vital measure of how damaging phishing attacks are — the longer a phishing attack remains active, the more victims there can be. The decrease indicates collective progress is being made by the parties that fight phishing, and may be attributable to improved policies and operations at Internet infrastructure providers, brandholders, domain name registrars and registries, and private Internet security providers. Read more

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