29 Sep '14, 5pm

Just blogged: Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs #newgtlds #security

Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs Kevin Murphy , September 29, 2014, 17:14:56 (UTC), Domain Registries Domains in free and cheap ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks than new gTLDs. That’s one of the conclusions of the latest report of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which found that Freenom’s re-purposed African ccTLDs were particularly risky. The first-half 2014 report found 22,679 “maliciously registered” domains used in phishing attacks. That’s flat on the second half of 2013 and almost double the first half of 2013. Only roughly a quarter of the domains used in phishing had been registered for the purpose. The rest were pointing to compromised web servers. On new gTLDs, the APWG said: As of this writing, the new gTLD program has not resulted in a bonanza of phishing. A few phishers experimented with new gTLD domain names, perhaps to see if anyo...

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