Saturday, 1 December 2007

Phishing tactics tweak: shorter domain names

Source: Frequency X

Frequency X reports that phishing gangs have recently made a shift towards shorter domain names in their phishy URLs, down from 30-37 characters to an average of 17. So whereas something like "" used to be common, they are now seeing names like "". The tactical shift is presumably an evasive manoeuvre on the phishers' part; it remains to be seen whether they stick with this strategy.

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