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Anti-Phishing

Little known way’s to understand​ how anti-phishing works?

Sheeban
Sheeban
Aug 06 • 3 min read

Are you a part of the digital age? Obviously yes that’s why you are reading this then you need to understand Anti-Phishing. It will surely help you in the long run.

Security breaches are dramatically increasing it’s not just that the big guy’s get affected but, small businesses also spend 500$ on consumer-grade cybersecurity product to protect themselves. The risk is huge as it can take up to 50 days from when a breach is discovered until the time it is reported this is a huge risk for the organization. The attacks are not only increasing but are also evolving. They are affecting executives and companies repeatedly.

Attackers frequently target Financial firms like Payment companies, Forex Exchange, Banks, Credit Union companies, etc.

We generally hear about Phishing attacks now let’s see the statistics:

  • The average cost for a financial breach is $ 3.86 million (IBM)
  • 90% of the data breaches is because of Phishing attacks
  • 15% of the people already phished is attacked once again in a year
  • BEC scams accounted for over $12 billion in losses (FBI)
  • Phishing attempts have grown 65% in the last year
  • Each month around 1.5m new phishing websites are created
  • 76% of the business reported being a victim of a phishing attack in the last year
  • 30% of the Phishing message get opened by targeted users (Verizon)

Phishing attack techniques are evolving day-by-day, so as Anti-Phishing algorithms they are becoming smart by learning from the prior incidents and confidently taking the responsibility to stop phishing attacks also safeguard the brand identity to maintain customer faith. We will not discuss the core technical modules that are a part of the anti-phishing solution. Being on the surface of the application we will try to know what’s important for the end-user and have an idea that how Anti-Phishing solution works.

Anti-Phishing is intelligent

Anti-phishing application is now more intelligent because of the data on which the model is trained. It identifies phishing content contained in the websites, emails, and have access to all over the internet that helps the anti-phishing solution to work accurately and prevent you from being phished. It automatically blocks threat content and ultimately stops Phishing.

Algorithmic Detection and Warning

Anti-phishing application is now more intelligent because of the data on which the model is trained. It identifies phishing content contained in the websites, emails, and have access to all over the internet that helps the anti-phishing solution to work accurately and prevent you from being phished. It automatically blocks threat content and ultimately stops Phishing.

Keyword Role in Phishing Content

The contents that have convincing keywords asking user to input credentials, submit personal information, or even uploading documents combined with multiple other factors like URL or typosquatting domains (keep reading you will meet me) and sometimes using strong persistent language and use of hyperbole; creating pressure example: ” enter your account number now”, “your account has been disabled”, “your account is hacked change password now”, defines it to be a phishing content.

Stay alert and connected to be safe and aware of external cyber threats.

Glossary

Phishing

A Phishing email is a fraudulent attempt to get sensitive data or information from people like their usernames, passwords, financial information or credit card details, by disguising as someone trustworthy.

Typosquatting Domains

The domains which try to trick the user by using popular domain names with a slight change in name.

Example wellfargo.com, gooogle.com