Friday, 24 April 2009

Temporal Correlations between Spam and Phishing Websites

Source: Light Blue Touchpaper

Tyler Moore and Richard Clayton of the University of Cambridge have released new research into whether the on-going availability of a phishing website results in on-going spam in relation to that site. The short answer is yes, meaning that prompt removal of phishing sites is important. Also, phishing seems to be divided into two main groups: "a cottage industry of fairly disorganized phishing attacks", and "a small number of organized gangs who use botnets for hosting, send most of the spam, and are extremely efficient on every measure we consider."

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