Phishing scams harder to pull off, group says


The length of time a phishing site remains online has dropped to an average of 5.5 days, a sign that countermeasures to stop fraudulent Web sites are being enacted with increasing speed, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), which monitors phishing trends and online crime.

"It's a complete victory," said Peter Cassidy, secretary general of the APWG. "It means the work by the forensic and counterphishing community is working."

In its August phishing report, which was released today, the APWG found that for the second consecutive month, the number of new phishing campaigns reported had declined. But the number of new phishing sites reached an all-time high of 5,259. In July, 4,564 sites were reported, the APWG said. Phishing scams harder to pull off, group says - Computerworld

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