CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022, the APWG reminds all anti-cybercrime communities of this global association for industry and consumers around the world.
The theme of this year’s CSAM event – “See yourself on the web“ – Directly addresses APWG cybercrime suppression goals, including the need for CSAM to identify and report phishing in 2022 – a cybersecurity standard operating procedure (SOP) programmatically enabled by APWG in 2004 through its phishing email reporting service – The same year CSAM was established by the President’s manifesto.
APWG’s three awareness and education programs for industry and consumers are positive motivations for supporting CSAM 2022 activities:
Pull Alert: Report Phishing to [email protected] and be the first to point out the bad guys
Since its official inception in 2004, the APWG reports that the phishing forwarding scheme has sent billions of phishing email lures to industrial processes and analysts, and the mechanism is used by the public, commercial enterprises, national governments, and multilateral treaty organizations around the world . Currently, the Report Phishing Forwarding Service processes 500,000 reports per month.
If you receive a suspicious or apparently malicious phishing email, you may forward it to the APWG for analysis and processing by APWG member companies and institutions.
The best way is to simply forward suspicious phishing emails to [email protected] Forwarding suspicious phishing emails to APWG directly helps fraud and crime prevention services to protect users and track criminal activity.
If your email client supports the “Forward as Attachment” option, please use it, as this will provide APWG’s systems with more detailed information for our member agencies to track and monitor phishing sites.
All data is handled responsibly in accordance with the contracts of member communities reviewed by the APWG.
APWG Consciousness Jiu-Jitsu for Web Hosting Industry: Replacing Phishing Pages with Educational Messages
In 2009, the APWG and the Carnegie Mellon CyLab Available Privacy and Security Labs (CUPS) built a redirect utility for ISPs that forwarded users to educational prompts by clicking on links to deactivated phishing pages and suggested special pages.
The Phishing Educational Landing Page replaces the phishing page with a redirect script that directs the user to an educational guide when they click on the phishing URL—instead of a confusing and mostly blank error 404 message.
As part of the process of taking down phishing sites, the APWG is asking ISPs, registrars, and parties that control phishing pages to redirect visitors to phishing sites to a phishing education landing page at http://education.apwg.org/ r
The APWG CMU Phishing Education Landing Page has been running continuously since 2009, reminding millions of gullible consumers to be careful while traveling online. Educational messages are presented in one of 21 languages, calibrated to the language settings of the user’s browser.
stop. think. connect.Cybersecurity awareness campaign delivers tested messages to remind users of best cyber practices
stop. think. connect. The program is a shared asset cybersecurity public awareness campaign deployed by industry, NGOs and national governments and driven through partnerships with multilateral treaty organizations. Currently, the campaign has been deployed in dozens of countries.
stop. think. connect. It was conceived by the APWG and initially presented to its members as a messaging convention in 2008 as a way to optimize user awareness and education by unifying the cybersecurity awareness messages they receive and reducing uncoordinated, uncoordinated efforts caused confusion.
Cabinet ministries, national CERTs, government agencies and NGOs in about 25 countries have deployed the campaign—the first in the United States in 2010. Recently, the Information Convention has concluded cooperation agreements with ministries in South America and Central Asia. See: https://messagingconvention.org/national-curators
stop. think. connect. Slogans and Badges and Consulting Kits are complete packages for national, regional or local cybersecurity awareness campaigns, available free of charge with no restrictions on the educational use of assets.
Founded in 2003, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an international group of anti-cybercrime responders, forensic investigators, law enforcement agencies, technology companies, financial services companies, university researchers, NGOs, and multilateral treaty organizations. Alliance Profit Organization. Its directors, managers and fellows advise and organize national and local governments as well as the United Nations (UNODC) as recognized experts (as defined in the 2010 Doha Declaration and the 2015 El Salvador Declaration) and multilateral agencies.
Operationally, the APWG carries out its core mission through: APWG, a 501(c)(6) organization based in the United States; APWG.EU, the agency’s European chapter established in Barcelona in 2013, incorporated in Spain and A non-profit research foundation governed by an independent board of directors; APWG Applied Research Secretariat; and Discontinued. think. connect. Messaging Convention, Inc., a US-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, manages the development of STOP worldwide. think. connect. Cybersecurity awareness campaign.
APWG directors, managers and fellows advise: national governments; global governance bodies such as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Telecommunication Union and ICANN; hemispheric and global trade groups; and multilateral treaty bodies such as the European Commission, G8 High-Tech Crime Group, Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, UNODC, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Europol EC3 and Organization of American States. APWG is a founding member of the Commonwealth of Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Steering Group.
The APWG’s Cybercrime-Related Machine Events Data Clearinghouse sends more than 2 billion data elements each month to APWG members to inform security applications, forensics routines, and research programs that help protect millions of software clients and devices around the world. APWG Engineering continues to work with APWG member data correspondents around the world to develop new data resources.
The annual APWG Electronic Crime Research Symposium (Proceedings of the Conference is published by IEEE) attracts dozens of papers from leading scientific investigators around the world. Founded by the APWG in 2006, the conference is the only peer-reviewed conference dedicated to cybercrime research.
Figure 1: Viewing Cybercrime | Reporting Cybercrime – APWG Global Reporting Initiative
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Figure 2: APWG CMU Phishing Education landing page to alert and educate the most gullible users
APWG CMU Phishing Education Landing Page to alert and educate the most gullible users
Figure 3: Stop. think. connect. Campaigns have been launched in 25 countries.
stop. think. connect. Campaigns have been launched in 25 countries.
Figure 4: Stop. think. connect. The campaign is launched in 25 countries.
stop. think. connect. The campaign is launched in 25 countries.
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